Welcome to Wessington Neighbourhood Plan

Making our community a better place!

Neighbourhood Plan

This Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by a dedicated Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

(a mix of Parish Councillors and local people) on behalf of Wessington Parish Council and the Draft plan was approved

 on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

 The aim is to reflect the wishes and aspirations of everyone in the area.

North East Derbyshire District Council officers have assisted the group with technical matters; a

Locality and Awards for All grant has enabled the group to also get the assistance of a

neighbourhood planning consultant - but the scope of the plan and its content has 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 planning permission 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 np 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 is 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.


Sam Beastall

Chair of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


Submitted Neighbourhood Plan via Google Drive - Download here: Wessington NP SubV2.pdf

Size = 180Mb

Get Involved

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!

Thank You

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. 

Site Content

The Vision

Our Aims & Objectives

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Wessington Village Appraisal

View and download the Village Landscape & Character document from here

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Village Survey

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.

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Submission For Examination

What has been submitted for examination and next steps.

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How we got here and what happens next?

Meetings & how a plan is made.


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National Lottery Funded

Find out more about how the Neighbourhood Plan has been funded

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