Tollerton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Aerial view of Tollerton

The Parish Council ha sstarted the formal process to develop a neighbourhood development plan for Tollerton, following the examples of Keyworth, East Leake and Radcliffe.

The neighbourhood plan is a legal document that will help Tollerton to shape future land use until at least 2030, including the relationship between the existing village, homes and the new housing developments.

The formal process to develop a plan is expected to take several years and includes consultation, legal examination of the draft plan and a referendum of the community to approve it. 97% of residents responding to the Parish Plan consultation supported the development of a neighbourhood plan for Tollerton and the Parish Council had completed the first step of notifying Rushcliffe Borough Council of the area that the plan should cover.

There are a number of stages that the neighbourhood plan has to go through before it can be completed. These are listed below. Residents interested in getting involved are encouraged to get in touch by emailing us

1. Consult on starting a plan – Spring 2016
– Support of 97% of respondents
– Parish plan priorities for Tollerton refreshed and updated
2. Designate plan area  – Summer / Autumn 2016
– Parish council applied to Rushcliffe for all of Tollerton parish to be included in the plan area
– Neighbourhood plan area ‘designated’ by Rushcliffe Borough Council
3. Detailed consultation – Spring 2017
– consultation on community views and preferences for what should be included in the plan launched on 1 March concluding in June 2017

– consultation advertised widely and open to all including residents, businesses and local groups.
– 300 responses were received and these are being evaluated to inform the vision, objectives, policies and drafting of the plan.
– 180 responses were also made to the Rushcliffe consultation on new housing sites / changes to the green belt

4. Gather evidence base and draft neighbourhood plan for Tollerton
– Evidence base being gathered and supporting studies undertaken to inform the drafting of the plan

  • heritage and character assessment 2017
  • landowner contributions sought through a local “Call for sites” made in August 2017
  • housing needs assessment 2018
  • design guidelines 2019
  • illustrative designs 2019
  • evidence review 2020
  • policy framework 2020
  • further illustrative designs 2021
  • emerging policies consultation 2021
  • new and changes pandemic needs consultation 2021
5. Statutory 6 week consultation on draft plan
6. Review by Rushcliffe Borough Council
7. Independent Examination
8. Referendum
9. Adoption by Rushcliffe Borough Council
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