This Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by a dedicated Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
(a mix of Parish Councillors and local people) on behalf of Wessington Parish Council.
The completed Plan was approved by Parish Council at a meeting on 5th November 2018
and subsequently submitted to NEDDC for examination.
The aim has been to consult and reflect the wishes and aspirations of everyone in the Parish.
North East Derbyshire District Council officers have assisted the group with technical matters;
Locality and Awards for All grants and a Community Priorities award have enabled the group to get the assistance of a
neighbourhood planning consultant Helen Metcalfe - but the scope of the plan and its content have come from
within the community.
The power to produce a Neighborhood plan is a new power and we wanted to seize this
opportunity to work alongside North-East Derbyshire District Council as it prepared its new Local
Plan to help shape the future growth of Wessington Parish.
The size of Wessington village has increased by a quarter since 2012 and it will grow by a further
20% if all current planning permissions are built out. This Plan can’t stop further development in the Village
but the Neighbourhood Plan policies will influence the amount of future development up to 2033,
where it goes and its appearance, making sure it is of the highest quality
and that it complements the existing character of the Parish.
We commissioned a separate study, the Wessington Village Appraisal to help define this special
character. This document is Appendix C of the Neighbourhood Plan but due to file size is a
separate document. (It is on the NHP web site).
The production of this Plan has not been easy, it has taken several years and lots of meetings but
we think the effort has been worth it to get a say in how Wessington Parish should grow over the next
15 years. Thank you for everyone’s contribution to the production of such a thorough Plan.
This document is a testimony of Localism in action.
Chair of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Submitted Neighbourhood Plan via Google Drive - Download here: Wessington NP SubV2.pdf
Size = 180Mb
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality.
We're delighted to have you join the team!
Whether you helped by volunteering your time, or spreading our aims through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish the Villages goals without the help of people like you.
Our Aims & Objectives
View and download the Village Landscape & Character document from here
A questionnaire was sent out to every Parishioner 16 years old and over back in 2016, we had a great response. View the findings here.
What has been submitted for examination and next steps.
Meetings & how a plan is made.
Find out more about how the Neighbourhood Plan has been funded