Sturton Ward neighbourhood plan


The initial Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Plan was formally 'made' by Bassetlaw District Council following the Referendum held on 11 February 2016. Work to review the Neighbourhood Plan commenced in 2018, including an updated and enhanced evidence base, and the inclusion of site-specific housing allocations. The reviewed Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted by Bassetlaw District Council following a successful referendum on 11 November 2021.

Proposals to sub-divide the Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Area into three new areas were received by the District Council in October 2022. Full details are included below.

Stage Initial Plan Review
Neighbourhood Area Designated 4 April 2012 N/A
Pre-Submission Draft Plan Published 23 February 2015 22 June 2020
Draft Plan Submitted 3 August 2015 18 March 2021 
Examiner's Report Approved 2 December 2015 23 September 2021
Referendum 11 February 2016 11 November 2021 


Consultation on Neighbourhood Area Re-Designation Proposals (October - November 2022)

The District Council is currently considering applications to replace the existing Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Area with three new neighbourhood areas, as follows:

The proposed new designations, if approved, will not change the validity of the existing Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Plan, but will allow it to be replaced by three separate neighbourhood plans in due course, one for each new neighbourhood area.

The District Council is consulting interested parties on the proposals for a period of six weeks, from Friday 14 October 2022 until 5PM on Thursday 24 November 2022. Comments are welcomed, and should be made in writing via one of the following formats:


Post:      Neighbourhood Planning, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts. S80 2AH.

All comments made in relation to these applications will be made available for public inspection and copying.


Supporting Documents

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Neighbourhood Area Re-Designation Proposals (Autumn 2022)

Reviewed Neighbourhood Plan (November 2021)

Last Updated on Monday, October 17, 2022