Neighbourhood Plan

Notification of Formal Public Consultation on the Cawthorne Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) (Regulation 14 Town and Country Planning, England, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012)

Following the meeting of Cawthorne Parish Council on 6 June the Draft NDP has now been published by them for consultation.

The Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared by a neighbourhood planning steering group of local parish councillors and interested residents on behalf of the Parish Council, building on extensive informal public consultation and engagement already undertaken since 2017 including on Issues and Options and then the emerging First Draft Plan.

The consultation period runs for at least 6 weeks from 10 June until 31 July 2019

The Draft Plan and other supporting documents are available to read/download - just click on the drop down at the right hand side of 'Neighbourhood Plan' above to access the relevant pages.

Hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed in the following locations at normal opening times :

  • Post Office
  • Village Store

Hard copies of the Draft Plan can also be provided on request from the Parish Clerk (see contact details below) 

A Representation Form is provided for comments, but the Parish Council also welcomes comments by email or in writing.

Please submit all comments on the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan to :

Mrs S M  Bashforth
Clerk to Cawthorne Parish Council
Mustard Hill Cottages
349 Barnsley Road
Sheffield  S36 7HD
Tel:  01226 765569   Email

By no later than Wednesday, 31 July 2019 

Following the public consultation process on the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Plan will be amended and submitted to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council together with supporting documentation, including a Basic Conditions Statement demonstrating how the NDP meets the required Basic Conditions, and a Consultation Statement setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations received have informed the revised Plan.

Barnsley MBC will then re-consult, before the Plan is subjected to an Examination by an independent Examiner.  If the Examiner is satisfied that, subject to any recommended changes, the NDP meets the required Basic Conditions, then the amended Plan will be subjected to a local Referendum.  If there is a Yes vote, then the NDP will be made (adopted) by Barnsley MBC and used to help determine planning applications in the parish.

When the plan is submitted, personal information, including names, addresses and emails will be shared with Barnsley MBC to enable them to discharge their legal duties in relation to publicising and consulting on the submission version of the plan and for organising the examination in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations.  To comply with the requirements of the recent Data Protection legislation, please confirm you have rread and understood this statement and give your consent for your details to be passed on to Barnsley MBC.  If you respond using the Response Form there is a box to tick to indicate your consent.  If you respond by email or letter please indicate that you consent for your personal details being provided to Barnsley MBC to enable them to perform their duties.

For further information please contact the Parish clerk at the address provided above. 

Please see timetable of next steps on the right hand side. 

Next Steps :

Reg 14 formal consultation : 10 June - 31 July
Consider responses, revise NDP for submission, prepare consultation statement and basic conditions statement - Sept/Oct
Submit to Barnsley MBC - Nov
Barnsley MBC consultation (Reg 16) - Dec 19 / Jan 2020
Examination - Feb / March 2020
Referendum - May 2020