Neighbourhood Planning: Dore Neighbourhood Forum application for forum renewal

Closed 17 Jul 2019

Opened 5 Jun 2019

Feedback updated 18 Oct 2019

We asked

We consulted on the application by Dore Neighbourhood Forum to renew the designation of the forum for a further five years as required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). This is to allow the forum to continue the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Dore Neighbourhood Area.

You said

We received 1 comment on the consultation. This was taken into consideration in making the designation.

We did

On 16 October 2019 the Interim Head of Planning designated the neighbourhood forum for a further period of five years.  The forum can continue working towards completion and referendum on their neighbourhood plan.

Details on the designation can be read in the decision report which is available on our website:

Sheffield City Council - Decision - To Approve the Renewal of the Designation of Dore Neighbourhood Forum


Under the Localism Act 2011, local communities can produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan setting out policies on the development and use of land in their area.

Community groups and Parish Councils can apply for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area: this is the first stage in producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Dore Neighbourhood Area is partly within Sheffield Planning Authority and partly within the Peak District National Park Authority. The Dore Neighbourhood Area was designated by both authorities in October 2014. 

In those parts of Sheffield not covered by a Town or Parish Council a Neighbourhood Forum must be designated by the Council in order to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the Neighbourhood Area. Once a neighbourhood forum has been designated another cannot be designated for the area until that existing neighbourhood forum expires or is withdrawn.

Dore Village Society was designated as the neighbourhood forum for the Dore neighbourhood area in October 2014 for a period of 5 years.

The Dore Neighbourhood Forum is now in the last phase of producing a final version of its proposed plan for submission and independent examination.

Under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) an application has been received from Dore Village Society to renew its neighbourhood forum designation for a further 5 years.

Why your views matter

In line with the requirements of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Council is required to publicise valid neighbourhood forum applications for a 6 week period.

The Council is now seeking comments on the application to renew the Dore neighbourhood forum designation for a further 5 years.

The forum application includes a map of the Dore Neighbourhood Area, a statement to demonstrate that the applicants are capable of being a qualifying body (within the terms of S61F(5) of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 as amended), a copy of the Dore Village Society constitution, and contact details for the Dore neighbourhood forum. A copy of the application can be seen below or downloaded from the Neighbourhood Planning web page

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Copies of the application are also available to view at the following locations:

  • First Point, Howden House, 1 Union Street, S1 2SH
  • Central Library, Surrey Street S1 1XZ    
  • Totley Community Resource & Information Centre, 205 Baslow Road, Sheffield, S17 4DT
  • Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AE


What happens next

All comments received will be considered by the Council before any designation is made.

The Council’s decision on whether to renew the designation of the neighbourhood forum will be published on the Council’s website.

Once a Neighbourhood Development Plan is confirmed by a local referendum it becomes part of the Development Plan for Sheffield and will be used alongside the Sheffield Local Plan to determine planning applications in the relevant Neighbourhood Plan Area.



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