Welcome to the 'Neighbourhood Plan' Page
Whether you helped by volunteering your time, completing surveys or spreading our aims through word of mouth, thank you from the South Wingfield Neighbourhood Plan Group. We couldn't accomplish the Parish's wishes without the help of people like you.
Neighbourhood Plan Quick Guide (PDF, 392 Kb)
Guide to Neighbourhood Planning
South Wingfield is currently finalising the 'Neighbourhood Plan'. This part of the website provides information about what a 'Neighbourhood Plan' is and why South Wingfield is looking to develop one.
Please note - more information, web links and articles will be added.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood plans were established in 2011 as part of the Localism Act. The process allows groups of people from a local community to put together a Neighbourhood Development Plan and Order, which will guide and shape development in an area over the next 15 years. The plan has to link to both national and local planning guidance, and draft plans have to be checked by the Planning Inspectorate before they are put to a local referendum. If the referendum is successful the plan is adopted by the local authority and forms part of the planning process. Neighbourhood plans are not a way to block all development, but they allow local people to have a say in what they think is important for their area.A more detailed flow diagram of the process can be found in the Plain English Guide to the Planning System. A Neighbourhood Plan will contain information about where future development could take place, what type of housing would be encouraged, details of open spaces to be protected, consideration of future population needs, transport links and details of how the character of South Wingfield can be protected by only allowing developments which would not be at odds with the current style of houses and buildings in the village. A completed plan can be seen for Ripley
Next South Wingfield Neighbourhood Plan Group Meeting - TBA
You will find all 'Agenda and Minutes' for the SWNP on the Neighbourhood Plan tab to the left of this page or click the 'Agenda and Minutes' link above.