Neighbourhood Plan

The Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan


Under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, a pre-submission consultation period on the proposed Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan will run from 17 July 2020 to 31 August 2020.

A leaflet publicising the Pre-Submission Draft of the Plan will be delivered to all premises within the Parish.

If you would like to comment on any aspect of the Draft Plan please email, write to us or complete and return a Representation Form. The form can be downloaded from the Parish Council website.

Comments must be sent to the Parish Clerk by 31 August 2020.

Comments may be returned:

▪ Via e-mail to:

▪ By post to:

Mrs Lisa Ritchie

The Village Hall

9 High Street



NN14 4DA

The Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be accessed here:

  • Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan
  • Consultation Leaflet
  • Response Form
  • SEA Screening Statement
  • HRA Screening Statement

Joint Neighbourhood Plan Committee

Ringstead Parish Council set up the Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to oversee the production of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Group consists of both Parish Councillors and members of the public.

  • Neighbourhood_Plan_Steering_Group_Constitution

Consultation and Engagement

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 require neighbourhood planning groups and local planning authorities to undertake publicity in a manner that is likely to bring it to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in the neighbourhood area at particular stages of the process. Below are some details of the steps we have taken to engage the community and others in shaping the development of the Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan.

Public Information Open Event

An initial consultation event was held on Saturday 10 March 2018 at the Village Hall which was attended by 222 residents. Young people at the Primary School and Youth Group were also consulted.

  • Community feedback summary
  • School Questionnaires -Reception to Year 6
  • Youth Group Questionnaires_


In April 2018, a questionnaire survey of local households and businesses was undertaken to identify the key issues that the neighbourhood plan needs to look at. It provided an opportunity for local people to have a further say about the future of their area. A total of 165 completed questionnaires were received to this survey.

  • Ringstead Questionnaire
  • Ringstead Questionnaire - Summary Report

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop

In July 2018, we invited businesses, service providers, developers and others to a stakeholder workshop to raise awareness of the Neighbourhood Plan and to identify opportunities and constraints related to the future development of the parish.

  • Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan Stakeholder Feedback

Housing Site Consultation

On 14 November 2019, a 'drop in' session was arranged where residents could find out more about plans for housing development and inspect some of the proposals put forward by potential developers.

Plan Evidence

The Ringstead Neighbourhood Plan Area

Ringstead parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 4 December 2017. The Qualifying Body is Ringstead Parish Council.

National Planning Policy Framework

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was updated on 19 February 2019 and sets out the government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

The planning practice guidance to support the framework is published online.

The Local Plan

The relevant Development Plan for the area is the East Northamptonshire Local Plan. For the purposes of this Neighbourhood Plan, the relevant parts of the Local Plan 2006 - 2026 (formerly LDF) are

On 11 April 2016, East Northamptonshire Council decided to start afresh, with the preparation of a new District-wide Local Plan Part 2.

Maintaining the Character of Ringstead

Traffic and Parking

Countryside and Countryside Access



Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:18 by Lisa Ritchie

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