The Government’s Localism Act offers new 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

Four neighbourhood areas have been designated in Sheffield at Stocksbridge, Dore, and BBEST (Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton) and Kelham Island and Neepsend. 

To be involved in the content and consultation, please contact the individual groups. The map illustrates designated and proposed (none currently proposed) neighbourhood areas in Sheffield.

Neighbourhood Planning cannot be used to block the building of homes and businesses considered to be necessary to meet the city’s current and future needs. However, you can use it to influence the type, design, location and mix of new development. Neighbourhood Planning can involve producing any of the following:

  • Neighbourhood Development Plan - a plan will establish the vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in your neighbourhood. Once adopted it would be used alongside the National Planning Policy Framework and the Sheffield Plan when deciding planning applications
  • Neighbourhood Development Order - allows the community to grant planning permission for certain types of new developments within a neighbourhood area
  • Community Right to Build Order - gives communities the power to develop local, often small scale, developments where they want them

These are all subject to an independent examination and a local referendum before they can be adopted. 

Neighbourhood Planning is led by the local community. A Neighbourhood Development Plan and/or Neighbourhood Development Order can be prepared by:

  • Stocksbridge Town Council
  • Ecclesfield Parish Council
  • Bradfield Parish Council

Where there is no Parish or Town Council, a Neighbourhood Forum can lead on coordinating neighbourhood planning in your area. This could be an existing community organisation or a new group, but to be established it would need to meet certain criteria, and the Neighbourhood Forum and neighbourhood area boundary will need to be approved by us.

A Community Right to Build Order is a special type of Neighbourhood Development Order and can be created by any local community organisation provided they meet certain criteria. If you are thinking of neighbourhood planning for your community please contact us before submitting any application.

Current Applications for Designation

  • Application to renew the designation of Dore Neighbourhood forum

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

    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.

    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 is also available to view at:

    • 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

    How to comment

    Comments on the application are invited for a 6 week period from 5 June to 17 July 2019.

    To comment on the application please contact us providing your full name and address by email to neighbourhood.planning@sheffield.gov.uk or by post to:

    Forward & Area Planning
    Planning Service
    Sheffield City Council
    Howden House
    1 Union Street
    Sheffield   S1 2SH

    All responses must be submitted by 17 July 2019.

Kelham Island and Neepsend Neighbourhood Plan

Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield & Tapton Neighbourhood Plan

  • Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton (BBEST) has been designated as a Neighbourhood Forum for 5 years from 24 January 2015.  

    A copy of the BBEST Neighbourhood Forum constitution, and a designated map of the area proposed by the BBEST, is available below. 

    BBEST Neighbourhood Forum has undertaken their Pre-Submission Consultation on the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan.

    Sheffield City Council issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report to BBEST Neighbourhood Forum. It concludes that the Pre-Submission version of the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and therefore a strategic environmental assessment is not required with respect to this plan.

    Sheffield City Council has also issued a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Stage 1: Screening Report to BBEST Neighbourhood Forum. It concludes that there are likely to be no significant negative effects, either alone or ‘in combination’ of the pre-submission draft BBEST Neighbourhood Plan on the European sites. Therefore a Stage 2: Appropriate Assessment is not required.

    Copies of these reports are available below and also can be inspected at Howden House – please contact us to ensure copies are ready for your visit.

    If you want further information about the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan please visit the BBEST website, email them at information@bbest.org.uk, or write to:

    BBEST Neighbourhood Forum
    c/o Anne Daw
    129 Harcourt Road
    Sheffield
    S10 1DJ

Dore Neighbourhood Plan

  • Dore Village Society has been designated as the Dore Neighbourhood Forum for 5 years from 16 October 2014.

    The Dore Neighbourhood Area, proposed by Dore Neighbourhood Forum has been designated. The neighbourhood area is partly in the Sheffield Planning Authority and partly in the Peak District National Park Authority.    

    A map of the area is available to download from this page, along with a copy of the Dore Neighbourhood Forum constitution. 

    Dore Neighbourhood Forum has undertaken their Pre-Submission Consultation on the Dore Neighbourhood Plan.

    Sheffield City Council issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report to Dore Neighbourhood Forum. It concludes that the Pre-Submission version of the Dore Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and therefore a strategic environmental assessment is not required with respect to this plan.

    A copy of this report is available below and also can be inspected at Howden House – please contact us to ensure a copy is ready for your visit.

    If you want further information about the Dore Neighbourhood Plan please visit the Dore Village Society website, or contact David Crosby of the Dore Village Society. 

    Email David at davidcrosby85@yahoo.co.uk, telephone 0114 453 9615, or write to: 

    Dore Neighbourhood Forum
    c/o David Crosby
    41 Rushley Drive
    Sheffield 
    S17 3EL

Stockbridge Neighbourhood Plan

  • Stocksbridge Town Council are working with the Stocksbridge Design Statement group on a Neighbourhood Plan.

    The Stocksbridge Neighbourhood Area has been designated. It does not cover the whole parish boundary, only that part within the Sheffield planning area boundary. A map of the area is available to download from this page.

    If you want further information about the Stocksbridge Neighbourhood Plan, please visit the Stocksbridge Town Council website, email them at admin@stocksbridge-council.co.uk, or write to:

    Teresa Bisatt
    Clerk to the Council
    Stocksbridge Town Council
    Town Hall
    The ARC
    Manchester Road
    Stocksbridge
    Sheffield
    S36 2DT

Contact Neighbourhood Planning

Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield


S1 2SH