Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community's needs and where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
Further information on neighbourhood planning can be found on the Governments website.
A neighbourhood plan for Sprotbrough is currently being prepared by a group of local residents, called the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Champions, supported by the Parish Council and Doncaster Councillor for Sprotbrough, Cynthia Ransome. The champions have a dedicated website for the neighbourhood plan.
There are several statutory stages involved in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan and the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Plan has just completed the examination stage where an independent examiner considers the plan and whether it meets the legal requirements. The examiner has published his final report which can be viewed below. The report makes minor modifications to the plan which have been agreed by the Parish Council and Steering Group. A final version of the plan is being produced ready for the referendum which we hope will take place in June 2021.
Neighbourhood Plan Examination
The examination of the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood plan has now been completed and the final report from the examiner can be found below.