Barlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan


In March 2017 Barlestone Parish Council submitted an application to designate a neighbourhood area in order to prepare a neighbourhood development plan to cover the whole area of Barlestone Parish. A six week public consultation on whether this was an appropriate area to designate for the purpose of undertaking a neighbourhood development plan ended on 2 May 2017. Submitted information below:

  • A map which identifies the designated neighbourhood area
  • A statement which explains why the area is appropriate to be designated as a neighbourhood area and why the Parish Council consider they are the appropriate body to produce the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Following the consultation, the Borough Council has formally designated the Barlestone Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of producing a neighbourhood development plan.

A neighbourhood development plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood area, such as where new homes or employment should be located, what they should look like and what important services should be protected. It can be detailed or general, depending on what local people want.

A neighbourhood development plan provides an avenue by which local communities can guide development for their local area, however it must still meet the needs of the wider area. This means that a neighbourhood development plan must take into account and be in accordance with the strategic policies of the Borough Council’s Local Plan 2006-2026. The Neighbourhood Plan Group can also work with the Borough Council on it’s upcoming local plan review.

For more information on the Barlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan, including how you can get involved, please contact the Parish Council or Cathie Watkins on or call 07486 538793.

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