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Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 14 - Consultation Stage 


Ringstead parish council have been working on the development of a neighbourhood plan since the area was designated in February 2021. The neighbourhood plan will be a document that sets out planning policies for the Parish and these will be used, alongside the local plan, to decide whether planning applications are approved or not. It’s a community document, drafted after consultation with local people who know and love the area.


The Council are now undertaking  a consultation, known as the Regulation 14 stage, where during a six-week period formal representations may be made. This consultation will be an opportunity to have your say on the draft neighbourhood plan and its policies.

The draft will then be revised in the light of the representations received, and submitted to the Borough, along with full details of the consultation processes and representations received. The Council will then undertake further consultation, known as the Regulation 16 stage, during which formal representations may be made again, and the Plan and representations will be submitted to an Independent Examiner, who can recommend changes to ensure the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and can go forward to a referendum. After any changes have been made the Plan goes to a local referendum of residents of Ringstead, who have the chance to vote if they wish to approve its adoption. 


A diagram below shows the process:



A leaflet has been distributed around the village to share information on details gathered so far. This just provides a summary of the main policies. The leaflet can also be viewed below:

In addition some Frequently Asked Questions, together with the survey form can be downloaded:


Main Documents

Progress has been made gathering evidence and putting together key supporting assessments for the development of the neighbourhood plan. These include:


Regulation 14 - Ringstead Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan

Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan - Report to Inform Habitats Regulations Assessment

Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan - Evidence Base - January 2024

Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan - Views Assessment 2023

Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan - Green Space Assessment 2023

Other Supporting Documents

Non-Designated Heritage Assets Assessment 2022


Ringstead Design Codes and Guidance  2022 (commissioned by AECOM)

Ringstead Housing Needs Assessment 2022 (commissioned by AECOM)

Ringstead Site Assessment 2022

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