North Lincolnshire Council

Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act 2011 brought about reforms to the planning system in England which give communities more control and influence over their area and how it should develop. The main tool for doing this is the community-led Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood planning allows residents, employees and businesses to come together through a local town or parish council, or neighbourhood forum, to say where, for example, they think new houses, businesses and shops should go and what they should look like.

Neighbourhood planning is not compulsory nor should it be used as a means to stop development. Any plans must be broadly in line with the Local Plan for the area.

The Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan has been formally submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.

The Plan has been developed by a core of Steering Group members led by the parish council. The local community has been engaged in the process following a number of consultation events, questionnaires, surveys and a Visioning Day. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has made appropriate amendments to the Plan following a six-week Pre-Submission period of consultation held during February and March 2018. They have now submitted a final version of the Plan to North Lincolnshire Council for consideration.

Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 relates to publicising a plan proposal. Local stakeholders are encouraged to tell the Local Planning Authority what they think about the chapters, sections and policies in the Plan. Comments can be made on the plan until 4.30pm on Friday 9 November 2018.

A paper copy of the Plan and accompanying documents can be viewed at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe and at Local Links in Barton upon Humber, Brigg and Scunthorpe.

Links to the Submission Draft Plan and all the supplementary documents can be opened below. If you would like to provide comments on the Plan please do so by opening the Survey Monkey link below. You can comment on some or all of the Plan, but in each case please tell us whether you support, support with recommendations, oppose, or would like to make comments on the wording.

We look forward to receiving your comments on the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan:

Application to designate a Neighbourhood Area

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council submitted a Neighbourhood Area application to North Lincolnshire Council requesting that the parish council boundary be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The application includes a map identifying the proposed Neighbourhood Area and information on why this area is considered to be appropriate.

To ensure the application is brought to the attention of people living, working and doing business in Kirton in Lindsey it will be published for a period of consultation running until 4.30pm on Friday 9 November 2018. This is an opportunity to let us know your views on the application and if you think it is an appropriate Neighbourhood Area.

The application and all comments received during this consultation will be considered by North Lincolnshire Council. A decision on the application will be made as soon as possible following the end of the consultation period.

We look forward to receiving your comments on the application to designate a neighbourhood area:

Neighbourhood Plans map

If you would like to know if a Neighbourhood Area has been designated or a Neighbourhood Development Plan is in production near you please view the Neighbourhood Area Map [PDF, 4Mb].

Neighbourhood Planning Progress

The Neighbourhood Planning Progress table [PDF, 221Kb] shows the dates when Areas were Designated.

The Neighbourhood Planning Settlement summary table [PDF, 230Kb] explains the current position for towns and villages that are either progressing a Plan or have decided not to progress a Plan at the present time.

Application to designate a Neighbourhood Area

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council submitted a Neighbourhood Area application to North Lincolnshire Council on 17 July 2018. Once the application has received formal approval it will undergo a six-week public consultation to allow the local community to comment on its contents. This is the first stage in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood Areas designated

View decision documents and details of the area below:

Area Decision document Designation notice Designation date
Appleby Decision Document Designation Notice 18 December 2014

Barrow-upon-Humber

Decision Document

Designation Notice

11 April 2018

Brigg Decision Document Designation Notice 18 December 2014
Bonby Decision Document Designation Notice 4 August 2014
Elsham Decision Document Designation Notice 4 August 2014
Saxby all Saints Decision Document Designation Notice 10 November 2014
South Ferriby Decision Document Designation Notice 4 August 2014
Winterton Decision Document Designation Notice 8 July 2014
Worlaby Decision Document Designation Notice 4 August 2014 

For more information, please contact Spatial Planning:

  spatial.planning@northlincs.gov.uk  01724 297485

An NDO grants planning permission for all or certain uses in a specific location within the Neighbourhood Plan Area.

Neighbourhood Development Orders – Fact Sheet [PDF, 55Kb]

In addition, Community Right to Build Orders could be available as a means of providing community-led site development.

Community Right to Build Orders – Fact Sheet [PDF, 59Kb]

In North Lincolnshire, neighbourhood planning can be led by town or parish councils, or bodies called Neighbourhood Forums (where town or parish councils do not exist).

To get started you must apply to have your area and forum (if appropriate) officially designated. Please use the appropriate form below.

Neighbourhood Area Status application

Neighbourhood Forum application

Applications for Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum status will be advertised on this page for six weeks to allow comments to be made.

Where a neighbourhood plan is likely to have a significant effect on the environment a strategic environmental assessment must be carried out and an environmental report prepared. A qualifying body (town council, parish council or forum) must also show how its plan will contribute to achieving sustainable development: a sustainability appraisal could be a useful approach for doing this.

The Background Information for Qualifying Bodies explains the SEA process for town councils, parish councils or neighbourhood forums. It should be read in conjunction with the SEA for the relevant Neighbourhood Plan.

We have a duty to support communities in North Lincolnshire that wish to do neighbourhood planning, so contact us for a discussion and advice.

A Strategic Environmental Assessment ‘screening’ report of the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan was produced in May 2017 to decide whether the Plan might have significant environmental effects and to determine whether a full environmental assessment is required.

The report concludes that a full SEA of the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan is required to fully consider the environmental impact of its proposals, especially with regards to the Risby Warren SSSI and Broughton Wood SSSI (Site of Specific Scientific Interest).

A Strategic Environmental Assessment ‘Screening’ Report of the Brigg Neighbourhood Plan was undertaken to decide whether the Plan might have significant environmental effects and to determine whether a full environmental assessment is required. The report concludes that a full SEA of the Brigg Neighbourhood Plan is required to fully consider the environmental impact of its proposals.

Brigg Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) ‘Screening’ Report [PDF, 2Mb]

A Strategic Environmental Assessment ‘screening’ report of the Worlaby Parish Neighbourhood Plan was produced in February 2018 to decide whether the Plan might have significant environmental effects and to determine whether a full environmental assessment is required.

The report concludes that a full SEA at a level commensurate with the plan is required as, in the absence of a draft Plan, it is not clear how any proposed development could impact on the environment.

Worlaby Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) ‘Screening’ Report [PDF, 7Mb]

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spatial.planning@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297485

Spatial Planning
Planning and Regeneration
North Lincolnshire Council
Civic Centre
Ashby Road
Scunthorpe

DN16 1AB