A Neighbourhood Plan for Wolston

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What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan

A Neighbourhood Development Plan (the Plan) is a framework developed by the community for the future development, regeneration, and conservation of a specific area. It is about the use and development of land and contains a vision, the aims, and planning policy proposals for improving the area, providing new facilities, and allocating key sites for specific kinds of development. The plan may also deal with a wide range of social, economic, and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, design, heritage and transport).

The development of the Plan is owned by the community and must be led by a ‘qualifying body’, which in our case, is Wolston Parish Council, who will retain responsibility for ownership and maintenance of the Plan when it is completed and accepted, i.e. after the plan is 'made'.

The Locality Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap Guide provides a detailed framework for developing and producing a neighbourhood plan and is designed to guide local communities through the process of producing the Plan taking into consideration all the current legal and statutory requirements.

“Our Wolston – Our Choice”

Work to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Wolston continues, albeit because of the pandemic much of the work being undertaken was put on hold during most of 2020 and the first half of 2021. However, work resumed towards the end of 2021 and good progress is now being made with a final draft of the Plan currently being prepared to enable the process to proceed towards the Consultation stage.

A summary of the current Project Plan can be seen here, and the latest Progress Report can be seen here. More background information and detail, along with supporting information may be found on

'The Way Forward' pages.

“Our Wolston – Our Choice” 



Project Status
Updated 5th October 2022


Latest Progress Report


 Latest Project Plan summary

 The Way Forward

 Wolston Neighbourhood Area (map) 




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