Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision
for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.
provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right
types of development for their community.
The development of a neighbourhood Plan is led by authorised local community organisations
(parish or town councils or neighbourhood forums) rather than the local council’s
planning department. This means that community representatives write the plan themselves
(or ask others to write the plan, but under their control).
Community groups or parish/town councils preparing plans, have the opportunity
to engage properly with the wider community right from the beginning of the plan
preparation process to make sure it genuinely represents the range of wants and needs
in the local area.
Holymoorside and Walton Parish Neighbourhood Plan - the planning process
The neighbourhood planning process for the Holymoorside and Walton parish started
in spring 2014 when the parish council made the decision view the formal notice
of application hereto prepare a neighbourhood plan and, through the June 2014 parish
newsletter asked for volunteers from the parish to join a steering group.The first
meeting of the steering group, which included members of the parish council, volunteer
residents and planning consultants yourLocale, took place on the 2nd November 2014.
Regular steering group meetings followed and a draft plan was produced. Residents
of the parish were invited to view the draft plan, and give their feedback and views
on the emerging policies.
Additional planning requirements
Organisations preparing Neighbourhood Plans are required, under EU Regulations to
ensure a high level of protection for the environment and to integrate environmental
considerations into the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans.
To comply with this regulation, the parish council commissioned a Strategic Environmental
Assessment Screening and Habitats Assessment Screening Report which can be viewed
Where we are now
A referendum was held on Thursday 23rd November 2017. The referendum was held to
answer the question;
“Do you want North East Derbyshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan
for Holymoorside and Walton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood
Parishioners voted to adopt the plan on Thursday 23rd November 2017 by a majority