The Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Plan had been carefully and painstakingly created by residents and businesses in waves of research and meetings over the past four years, assisted by independent market research surveys in respect of housing needs and rural development. It thus truly embodies our community aspirations and wishes. The Plan will influence development to ensure the continuity and careful growth of Sturton Ward as an outstandingly secure, handsome and vital environment for living, working and recreation.
The Neighbourhood Plan will now be actively used by our three Parish Councils and Bassetlaw Planning to provide an over-arching framework within which the individual villages may influence, improve and enhance development within their own immediate surroundings in the manner the individual village communities wish.
It should be the point of first reference for residents and other developers. It embodies policies and principles that directly affect housing development, the conservation of natural features, design principles, the protection of our historic environment, tourism development, economic development and home working, alleviating flooding risk, energy conservation, and – especially – our desired housing mix and type. It also embodies an expectation by Sturton Ward and Bassetlaw District Council that any significant housing or other developments will have full community engagement before formal submission of any Planning Application. Anyone considering a development would thus be most welcome to contact the Clerk to the individual Parish Council in which the development is being considered. The Clerk will be able to give guidance about the protocols and procedures applicable.
Current Applications at Bassetlaw District Council Planning Portal (external link)
Click on the link below and select your Parish from the drop down list.