Elkesley Neighbourhood Plan

Adoption of Elkesley Neighbourhood Plan

Following the successful result of the Public Referendum held on the 12th November 2015 on the Elkesley Neighbourhood Plan, Bassetlaw District Council has ‘made’ the Plan and it will now be used to assess planning applications submitted within the Parish.

Elkesley Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Elkesley Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 12th November, 2015.  Notice of Referendum For more information please visit the Statement of Information page.


The Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan for Elkesley is now complete; a consultation period on the document ran from 19th May 2015 until the 30th June 2015.

An examiner was appointed to inspect the Plan and produced the Elkesley Final Report on the 15th September  2015.

The examiner recommended that the Plan may proceed to a Public Referendum subject to some amendments, these must now be addressed by Bassetlaw District Council while a date for the Public Referendum is agreed.

Submission Neighbourhood Plan 

In accordance with Section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Bassetlaw District Council hereby invites feedback from organisations and individuals on the Elkesley Neighbourhood Development Plan. The consultation period will last for six weeks and will run from 19th May 2015 until the 30th June 2015.

A draft version of the document underwent consultation from the 24th November 2014 until the 18th January 2015. Comments made to the Parish Council from that consultation helped inform changes to the document submitted to Bassetlaw District Council. The Neighbourhood Development Plan, written by Elkesley Parish Council and the community group proposes a number of policies on housing, employment, recreation, environment and community facilities. 

Supporting Documents

It is the responsibility of the District Council to collate all the representations made and pass these on to the independent examiner, who will examine the plan documents and assess whether the plan is in line with legislation and can therefore proceed to a public referendum. An examiner will be appointed to undertake the examination in the forthcoming weeks. 

Contact: natalie.cockrell@basetlaw.gov.uk with your representations.

Draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council have now completed the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Elkesley; the Draft Plan can be viewed at Elkesley Neighbourhood Development Plan.

A 6 week consultation period is currently underway and will end on the 18th January 2015. Information on how to comment on the Draft Plan is available using the link below. 

Area Designation

The approval of the Neighbourhood Area Designation, for the Elkesley Neighbourhood Plan, was made on the 13th July 2012. No comments or objections were received to carry out the plan, therefore, the Neighbourhood Plan may now commence.

Area Designation Application

Notice is hereby given that an application has been made by Elkesley Parish Council to Bassetlaw District Council to be recognised as a Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. 

Notice is also given that Elkesley Parish Council proposes to be the lead authority for the production of the Neighbourhood Plan for the Area proposed below. 

Contact details are as follows: 

  • Name: Mrs W Davies
  • Address: 3 All Hallows Close, Retford, DN22 7UP
  • Telephone: 07504 850295
  • Email: elkesleyclerk@gmail.com
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