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 with the specific creation of Neighbourhood Development Orders

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

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 to ensure they meet government regulations.

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.

Neighbourhood Planning and the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to set charges which developers must pay when bringing forward new development in order to contribute to new or enhanced services and infrastructure. Some of the money gained via the CIL will be passed onto local communities. This is known as ‘local CIL’ or the ‘neighbourhood portion’. You can read more about this in our briefing note.

Current Applications for Designation

  • There are no current applications.

Current Neighbourhood Plan Submissions

  • There are no current plan submissions.

Kelham Island and Neepsend Neighbourhood Plan

Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton Neighbourhood Plan

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

    A referendum relating to the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

    The question that was asked was:

    “Do you want Sheffield City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Broomhiil, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield, and Tapton (BBEST) to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"

    The result was as follows:

    • Yes vote 2,543
    • No vote 224
       

    The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan was adopted by the City Council on 16 June 2021.

  • Documents relating to the neighbourhood plan:

  • If you have difficulty using or accessing these documents, require a paper copy of any document for inspection or need an alternative format please contact us, our details are in the box above. 

    You can also view them during normal opening hours at Broomhill Library, 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield S10 5BR. Please note the documents will be made available at First Point, Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH when the council offices re-open to the public.

    The planning status of the BBEST Neighbourhood Plan

    The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan contains both land use policies and non-statutory projects and forum aspirations for their neighbourhood plan area. The neighbourhood plan has made a clear distinction between land use planning policies and non-statutory proposals and projects.

    As Neighbourhood Plans sit alongside the Council’s Local Plan when they are adopted, planning application decisions will be made in accordance with the planning policy within this Neighbourhood Plan as well as the Sheffield Local Plan.

    Community aspirations and projects are a non-statutory part of this neighbourhood plan. They are the responsibility of the neighbourhood forum. Whilst we will help forums to identify and develop ways to implement their projects and aspirations, approval of the neighbourhood plan does not infer any responsibility for the delivery or funding of this element of the neighbourhood plan document or its companion documents. They have not been subject to independent Examination and do not form part of the Referendum.

    The BBEST Design guide and the BBEST Forum Aspirations document are not a formal part of the BBEST Neighbourhood plan have not been subject to the independent Examination of the Plan and therefore do not form part of the Referendum. They are available on the BBEST website.

  • 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 a further 5 years from 16 October 2019.

    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 Plan referendum

    A referendum relating to the Dore Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 12 August 2021.

    The question that will be asked is:

     “Do you want Sheffield City Council and the Peak District National Park Authority to use the neighbourhood plan for Dore to help them decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

  • Documents relating to the neighbourhood plan, the examination, and the referendum are available below:

  • If you have difficulty using or accessing these documents, require a paper copy of any document for inspection, or need an alternative format please contact us, our details are in the box above. 

    You can also view them during normal opening hours at Totley Library, 205 Baslow Road, Totley, Sheffield S17 4DT.  Please note the documents will be made available at First Point, Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH when the council offices re-open to the public.

    The planning status of the Dore Neighbourhood Plan referendum version

    The Dore Neighbourhood Plan contains both land use policies and non-statutory projects and forum aspirations for their neighbourhood plan area. The neighbourhood plan has made a clear distinction between land use planning policies and non-statutory proposals and projects.

    As Neighbourhood Plans sit alongside the Council’s Local Plan when they are adopted, planning application decisions will be made in accordance with the planning policy within this Neighbourhood Plan as well as the Sheffield Local Plan. Until the referendum on the Dore Neighbourhood plan has taken place the policies within the plan have significant weight in the planning process.

    Community aspirations and projects are a non-statutory part of this neighbourhood plan. They are the responsibility of the neighbourhood forum. Whilst we will help forums to identify and develop ways to implement their projects and aspirations, approval of the neighbourhood plan does not infer any responsibility for the delivery or funding of this element of the neighbourhood plan document or its companion documents. They have not been subject to independent Examination and do not form part of the Referendum.

    The Housing Areas Character Appraisal document is not a formal part of the Dore Neighbourhood plan and has not been subject to the independent Examination of the Plan and therefore does not form part of the Referendum. It is available on the Dore website.

  • 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

Stocksbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Ecclesfield Parish Neighbourhood Plan

  • The Ecclesfield Parish Neighbourhood area proposed by Ecclesfield Parish Council has been designated.

    A map of the area is available below.

    If you want further information about the Ecclesfield Parish Neighbourhood Plan please visit the Ecclesfield Parish Council website, or contact the parish clerk.

    Email hello@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk, telephone 0114 2845095 or write to: 

    Ecclesfield Parish Council
    Council Offices
    Mortomley Lane
    Sheffield
    S35 3HS

Contact Neighbourhood Planning

Howden House 1 Union Street Sheffield S1 2SH