Neighbourhood planning

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Rotherham Neighbourhood Planning Guidance is now available - please see below for more information.

What are neighbourhood plans?

A neighbourhood plan gives your community more say in the future development of your area. It is a planning document, created by local people. It guides and shapes development in the local area.

Neighbourhood plans are about local development issues. For example where new homes and shops should go, or what places should look like. They will have a focus on guiding development rather than stopping it.

Neighbourhood plans must be in keeping with national and local planning policies. The planning policy for Rotherham is the Local Plan.

Road more about planning policy in Rotherham

Does your area need to have a neighbourhood plan?

Your community does not need to have a neighbourhood plan if you do not want one. The Council will still use the Local Plan to decide all planning applications. Your area will not be at risk of unwanted development if you do not have a neighbourhood plan.

Producing a neighbourhood plan is a big commitment. You will need to work with your parish or town council, or establish a neighbourhood forum.

Please contact us if you need help deciding whether a neighbourhood plan is right for your area.

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Rotherham neighbourhood planning guidance

Guidance is available which sets out the stages of plan preparation and describes the actions that the Council and those preparing neighbourhood plans should undertake. It also sets out the support and services that the Council can offer along with information on Rotherham’s strategic planning policies to help your neighbourhood planning group ensure that its policies conform with the Local Plan in line with government requirements.

View the guidance and strategic policies

Designated neighbourhood areas

These communities have decided to develop a neighbourhood plan. To get involved in the content, please contact the individual group.

Dinnington neighbourhood plan

Status: Plan under preparation

Neighbourhood Area proposed: 17 December 2015

See the application letter

Dinnington St. John's Parish Neighbourhood Area: approved at the Cabinet and Commissioners' Decision Making Meeting 11 July 2016.

See the meeting details

Dinnington St. John's Parish Neighbourhood Area Decision Letter (and Map) - 13 July 2016.

See the decision letter

Get involved in this neighbourhood plan.

Contact Dinnington St John's Town Council

Maltby Neighbourhood Plan

Status: Plan under preparation

Neighbourhood Area proposed: 8 December 2016

See the application letter

Maltby Parish Neighbourhood Area: approved at the Cabinet and Commissioners' Decision Making Meeting 10 April 2017.

See the meeting details

Maltby Parish Neighbourhood Area Decision Letter (and Map) - 2 May 2017.

Download the decision letter

Get involved in this neighbourhood plan.

Contact Maltby Town Council

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