The Parish Council has started the formal process to develop a neighbourhood development plan for Tollerton, following the examples of Keyworth, East Leake and Radcliffe.
Whilst the Tollerton Community Plan sets out what’s important for our residents, a neighbourhood plan gives Tollerton the opportunity to agree local planning policies for future development. The plan cannot override development set out in the Rushcliffe local plan, but it can set policies about the use of land, new facilities and may deal with a wide range of issues like housing, employment, the economy, heritage and transport.
The formal process to develop a plan is expected to take 18 – 24 months and includes consultation, legal examination of the draft plan and a referendum to approve it. The Parish Council has taken the first step of notifying Rushcliffe Borough Council of the area that the plan should cover following the overwhelming support of 97% of residents responding to the Parish Plan consultation. The parish councils has requested a plan area the same as the parish boundary.
Rushcliffe Borough Council are consulting on the proposed area before reaching a decision in November / December 2016. In October 2016 the Government introduced new requirements that a borough council should approve a plan area that is the same as a parish boundary. Tollerton Parish Council is looking for Rushcliffe Borough Council to support the proposed plan area.
The Parish Council will continue to prepare for the outcome of this decision and you can register interest in getting involved by emailing us.