Neighbourhood Planning

Brigstock Neighbourhood Plan

Current Stage

Submission of the Brigstock Neighbourhood Development Plan

On 5 March 2018, Brigstock Parish Council wrote to East Northamptonshire Council, to formally submit the Brigstock Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents for examination, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended.  The submission documents, or ‘plan proposal’, consist of:

  1. A map identifying the area to which the proposed neighbourhood development plan relates [included within the submission version Policies Maps, bound within the Brigstock Neighbourhood Plan 2011-2031];
  2. The Consultation Statement;
  3. The proposed neighbourhood development plan [submission version Brigstock Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2031];
  4. A statement (“Basic Conditions Statement”) explaining how the proposed neighbourhood development plan meets the requirements of paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

To comply with these and other statutory requirements, Brigstock Parish Council has submitted the following documents:

The Parish Council/ Neighbourhood Planning Group have also undertaken the necessary Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening, respectively required by the The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 (SI 2004 No 1633) and The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 (SI 2010 No 490) as amended.  The screening opinions are available through the following links:

On 21 March, we wrote to the Parish Council, to confirm that the plan proposal complies with all of the relevant statutory requirements.

The "Regulation 16" Consultation

Submission of the Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 15 represents the stage where Brigstock Parish Council and the appointed Neighbourhood Planning Group effectively “hands over the baton” for the neighbourhood development plan to the local planning authority.

East Northamptonshire Council is now running a six week consultation under Regulation 16 (6 April – 21 May 2018, inclusive), with reference to the “Basic Conditions” that the Neighbourhood Plan needs to meet.  These require that the plan:

  1. Has regard to national policy and guidance from the Secretary of State;
  2. Contributes to sustainable development;
  3. Is in general conformity with the strategic policy of the development plan for the area or any part of that area;
  4. Doesn’t breach or is otherwise compatible with EU obligations – this includes the SEA Directive of 2001/42/EC; and that
  5. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site (as defined in the Conservation of Habitats and Species regulations 2010(d)), either alone or in combination with other plans or projects.

Further details regarding the consultation are set out in the statutory Regulation 16 Notice.

For the first time we have decided to use the Smart Survey consultation tool to manage this consultation.  It is hoped that this will enable more efficient processing and management of representations.  Please use the following link to submit your Regulation 16 consultation response:

If you have any queries regarding the Regulation 16 consultation please email

Previous stage

Regulation 14 consultation

Between 1 August 2017 and 22 September 2017, Brigstock Parish Council ran the “Regulation 14” (1st draft) version Neighbourhood Plan consultation. The findings of this are set out in the submission Consultation Statement

Designation of Neighbourhood Area

On 24 February 2015, East Northamptonshire Council received an application from Brigstock Parish Council for the designation of the whole of the parish area of Brigstock as a Neighbourhood Plan area.

A map showing the proposed area to be covered by the plan together with a copy of the application that has been submitted can be viewed below.

Statutory consultation for Brigstock Neighbourhood Area took place over 4 weeks between 27 March and 27 April 2015.

Following the statutory consultation under Regulation 6 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Brigstock Neighbourhood Area was formally designated by East Northamptonshire Council on 11 May 2015 under delegated powers.