Neighbourhood Plan

Following a decision made at the Parish Council meeting on the 5th January 2016 a committee has been formed to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Coleby. This section will give you access to all the important documentation relating to progress made on the Plan and contact details

Coleby Neighbourhood Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Our Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted formally to North Kesteven District Council on 8 June.


The version submitted contains several amendments agreed by the Parish Council as a result of comments made in the consultation that took place in March / April.  All of the comments were reported to the Parish Council on 10 May.

In the consultation, support for individual policies ranged from 82% to 98% from 57 responses.  87% agreed that the draft plan addressed key issues for Coleby Parish. Of those that disagreed, a few people thought that the plan did not go far enough and a few that it was too restrictive. 

The draft we have just submitted will now be a 'material consideration' for NKDC in making planning decisions in the Parish until the following formal processes are completed.

The final stages leading to formal adoption by NKDC will be:

  • 6 weeks final "Regulation 16" period for comments on the version submitted to NKDC (when this starts we will notify you by email and via the Parish Notice Board and copies of all documents will be on the web) 
  • Recommendations from an "Independent Examiner" taking account of that consultation and any final amendments necessary
  • A village referendum to effectively say "Yes" or "No" to the final Neighbourhood Plan
  • Formal adoption by NKDC (assuming the referendum is in favour)

Once our Plan has been formally adopted it becomes part of NKDC's planning policies.  Recent legislation has emphasised that planning authorities must take Neighbourhood Plans into account.

Parish Clerk email: colebyparishclerk@googlemail.com