Neighbourhood Planning in Great Barton

Great Barton neighbourhood plan - pre-submission consultation

As part of the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2015 (as amended), Great Barton Parish Council  is undertaking a pre-submission consultation on the Great Barton draft Neighbourhood Plan from 18 January – 2 March 2020. You can view the document and comment on the Great Barton Neighbourhood Plan webpage.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Opinion: Great Barton Neighbourhood Plan

The SEA and HRA screening opinion for the Great Barton neighbourhood plan is now available to view. It has been prepared to inform consultation with statutory consultees Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency.

All enquiries relating to this consultation should be made to Great Barton Parish Council on 01284 787777.


Great Barton neighbourhood area designation

Due to change in the Great Barton Parish boundary following a community governance review, On 10 January 2019, Great Barton Parish Council submitted a new application to define the revised boundary of their Neighbourhood Plan. The regulations regarding neighbourhood area applications have changed and there is no longer a requirement for publicity if the application is for the whole parish area - as it is in this instance.

Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the council confirmed the designated area on 14 January 2019.

A designation statement to this effect, a copy of the application and supporting information and a map identifying the neighbourhood area can be viewed below (which supersedes the previous area designation approved in June 2016):


On 16 June 2016, the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Growth formally designated the Great Barton Neighbourhood Area.

The area designation statement, map and responses to the consultation can be found below:


Neighbourhood Area consultation

Between 10 May and 8 June 2016, we undertook a consultation following an application by Great Barton Parish Council to identify the area they felt should be covered by a future neighbourhood plan.

As part of the application process, Great Barton Parish Council has produced a map of the proposed neighbourhood area and a supporting statement reasoning why they have chosen the area to be covered. These documents can be viewed below: