Neighbourhood Plans - Latest News

Through the Localism Act the government is giving local communities new powers to have a direct say in the future development of their neighbourhood, parish or town. A Neighbourhood Plan is a planning document that guides and shapes development in the local area and is created by local people. Here you can get the latest updates for the Neighbourhood Plans currently in progress

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A map showing designated/proposed Neighbourhood Plan areas can be viewed on the Neighbourhood Plans Interactive Map.

Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Plan - First Draft for Public Consultation

Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Champions (on behalf of the Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council, residents and businesses) present the Neighbourhood Development Plan First Draft for Public Consultation.

The Plan can be viewed at Sprotbrough Library or the Goldsmith Centre and on online at the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Champions website. All comments should be provided on the response form available by 31 January 2019 and sent direct to Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council, 259 Sprotbrough Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 8BP, or via email to 

Following 6 weeks public consultation during November-December 2018 to minor changes to the boundary of the designated Neighbourhood Plan area, no representations were received.  Therefore it is considered that at this stage of the neighbourhood plan process there are no potentially adverse consequences on the plan. More information can be found on Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Plan pages.

Bawtry Neighbourhood Plan – Regulation 16 (Publication)

Following the completion of Regulation 14 pre-submission consultation and publicity for the Bawtry Neighbourhood Plan, Bawtry Town Council have submitted the necessary documents for examination under Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). 

Submitted documents and the plan can be inspected on-line and representations are invited until 11 January 2019. The Bawtry Neighbourhood Development Plan can be inspected on-line and at the reception of the Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU during normal opening hours or viewed on-line at libraries and customer service centres during their normal opening hours.

Representations on the Plan may include a request to be notified of the Local Planning Authority's decision under regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on the plan proposal (whether to make or to refuse to make the Neighbourhood Development Plan).


Armthorpe Neighbourhood Plan - Adopted

Following a successful Referendum Armthorpe’s Neighbourhood Plan "made" (adopted) by Full Council 22 November 2018.

Edlington Neighbourhood Plan - Adopted

Following a successful Referendum the Edlington Neighbourhood Plan was "made" (adopted) by Full Council on 19 July 2018.  


Auckley Parish Council are in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. As part of the process, they are now issuing a public Call for Land from within the Parish.

Accordingly, if you own land within the Auckley Parish Boundary, you are invited to submit a site or sites for consideration for residential, economic, retail or recreational development. Sites can include 'infill' or 'brownfield sites' and there is no minimum size for any site. All applications will be considered. If you would like your site to be considered, please email or write to: 5 Church Close, Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3HL. The deadline for receiving sites is 28 September 2018.

Please include:

  • The owner's contact details
  • The location/address of the land (a map would be helpful though not essential)

New funding available

Information on the availability of Technical Support and how to apply for a Neighbourhood Planning Grant can be found on the My Community website.

Designated Neighbourhood Plan Areas

Please use the following links for more information and status about the relevant designated Neighbourhood Plan areas in Doncaster:

Designation means that these areas and their Parish/Town Councils have approval to progress a plan for the designated area and no other Parish/Town Council or Neighbourhood Forum can complete a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

Last updated: 09 January 2019 07:38:30