Littleborough Neighbourhood Forum

Closed 20 Aug 2013

Opened 10 Jul 2013

Overview

A community group in Littleborough has expressed their intention to produce a neighbourhood plan for the Littleborough area, and have therefore formally applied for the designation of a neighbourhood forum.

Background information

The Localism Act 2011 created a range of measures to provide more power to local communities. This included allowing local communities to guide future development within their local area through the production of a neighbourhood plan.

Neighbourhood plans provide the opportunity for local communities to play a greater role in determining the future of their area. A neighbourhood plan can outline policies on the development and allocate land for development within the designated neighbourhood area, and will propose the same or a higher level of growth as proposed in a local authority's Local Plan. It will also be used when assessing any planning application within the designated area.

The community group have been successful at designated a neighbourhood area and now wish to formally designate a forum to enable them to start the neighbourhood plan.  If the Littleborough Neighbourhood Forum is made, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

Consultation documents

The application for the designation of Littleborough neighbourhood forum comprises the following:

  • the name of the proposed neighbourhood forum;
  • a copy of the written constitution of the proposed neighbourhood forum;
  • the name of the neighbourhood area to which the application relates and a map which identifies the area;
  • the contact details of at least one member of the proposed neighbourhood forum to be made public under regulations 9 and 10; and
  • a statement which explains how the proposed neighbourhood forum meets the conditions contained in section 61F(5) of the 1990 Act.

You can view and download these documents in the related documents section below.

Previous Results

On the 21 May 2013, the Littleborough Neighbourhood Area was designated by Pennines Township as a Neighbourhood Planning Area. See attachment below relating to the summary of consultation responses.

Why We Are Consulting

In accordance with Regulation 9 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Rochdale Borough Council is inviting representations on the proposed neighbourhood forum application for its designation of a neighbourhood area. The consultation period ends at 5pm on 20 August 2013.

The Council will consider the representations received from the consultation and subject to approval, the neighbourhood forum will be designated. Once the Neighbourhood forum is designated, the forum can formally start preparing the neighbourhood plan.

Further information on neighbourhood planning can be found on:

What Happens Next

The Council will consider the representations received from the consultation and subject to approval, the neighbourhood forum will be designated. Once the Neighbourhood forum is designated, the forum can formally start preparing the neighbourhood plan.

Further information on neighbourhood planning can be found on:

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Ex Armed Forces Personnel
  • All People
  • Children & Young People
  • Invitees

Interests

  • Strategic Planning