Welcome to Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan site & Documentation.
A Neighbourhood Plan sets local planning policies which say how future development should be considered. When approved, it will be used by Rushcliffe Borough Council to help decide future planning applications. It is prepared by and for you, the people and businesses of the parish.
What is Neighbourhood Planning? The official line…
Where are we up to in the process?
On 22 January 2019, Upper Broughton Parish Council approved the submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents have been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council and can be accessed via the link here.
What happens next?
The Examiner will either recommend that:
i. The Plan is submitted to a referendum;
ii. is modified to meet the ‘Basic Conditions’ and then submitted to a referendum; or
iii. the Plan is refused.
If the Examiner is satisfied, Rushcliffe Borough Council will arrange a referendum. If the Plan is approved by a simple majority of those voting in the referendum, the Borough Council will adopt it.’
The Plan seeks to ensure that future development makes Upper Broughton a stronger more vibrant community, with enhanced environmental impact and better provision for economic activities, whilst maintaining the “special feel” of a characterful, small semi-rural village. This means:
Important open spaces and views are protected
Local services and facilities are retained
Heritage is conserved
The character and beauty of the countryside is safeguarded
Housing development reflects local needs
The parish is home to a range of small-scale businesses