Neighbourhood Plan

The Hilton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan was launched in January 2018 and is being managed through a Steering group reporting into the Council.

The designated area also includes the Parishes of Marston-on-Dove and Hoon.

What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community's needs and where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area

What are the benefits to a community of developing a neighbourhood plan or Order?

Neighbourhood planning enables communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they live and work and in supporting new development proposals. This is because unlike the parish, village or town plans that communities may have prepared, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the development plan and sits alongside the local plan prepared by the local planning authority. Decisions on planning applications will be made using both the local plan and the neighbourhood plan, and any other material considerations

(From Government website on Neighbourhood Planning)

From : Plain English guide to the Planning System

37.When a neighbourhood plan has passed examination, achieved successful local support through referendum and is then formally 'made' by the Local Planning Authority, it will form part of the statutory 'development plan' which is used by the local planning authority in deciding planning applications. This status, the community-led nature of neighbourhood planning and extra funding that the community can access through the community infrastructure levy (see below) are real incentives for
communities to take up this right.

The Plan is a series of planning policies grouped into key areas:

  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Leisure, Amenities and services
  • Education
  • Business

The policies have been based on a number of public consultations that have been held in the area. More details can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group website

The Plan has been through 2 statutory consultations managed by South Derbyshire District Council and an independent examination in early 2021.

The final stage is the Referendum to be held on the 16th September 2021 ( at the Village Hall) where the public have the right to vote on whether the Plan is accepted for executive use within the SDDC planning process, or to reject it. If the plan is rejected then Hilton will not have any local policies guiding the planning process.

Link to the SDDC website Referendum page

Link to the Neighbourhood Plan, subject to Referendum approval

(Click on picture to view the Plan)

The Independent Examination was performed by a Government Inspector who considered all evidence supporting the Plan and all objections received during the Consultation process.