Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield & Tapton (BBEST) Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

Closed 20 Mar 2020

Opened 7 Feb 2020


The Government’s Localism Act offers rights and powers for communities. This includes Neighbourhood Planning where a community can come together and produce a plan to shape how their local area should develop and grow.  For example, your local community have the opportunity to:

  • say where you think new houses, businesses and shops should be built
  • have a say on what buildings should look like
  • grant planning permission for new developments that you want to see go ahead.

Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton (BBEST) was designated as a Neighbourhood Forum for 5 years from 24 January 2015 and has recently been re-designated for a further 5 years from 24 January 2020

BBEST have been working on a Neighbourhood Plan and have submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan proposal to us for independent examination.


Why We Are Consulting

Under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we (as the Local Planning Authority) are responsible for the next stages of the Neighbourhood Plan process.  This involves undertaking statutory 6 week publication and consultation of the submission, before it can be progressed to an independent examination.

What Happens Next

When the statutory 6 week Publication and consultation period has finished the next stage of the Neighbourhood Plan making process is to move forward to an independent examination.   All the representations will be forwarded to an appointed examiner.  Following the examination the examiner will issue a report, which could include some recommended changes to the draft plan to meet the Basic Conditions.  If this part of the process is successful, the next stage would be to proceed to a Referendum.


  • Broomhill
  • Fulwood


  • Anyone from any background


  • Planning Policy Changes and Consultation