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The new Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Development Plan in summary – what do you think?

Please click on the following link to read the First draft of the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Plan which is published for informal public consultation until Thursday 31st January 2019.

The NDP has been prepared by a dedicated group of local residents (the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Champions) on behalf of Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council. After several more stages of public consultation and an examination by an independent examiner, the NDP will be subjected to a local referendum and local voters will be able to decide if the plan should be used to help determine future planning applications in the area.


The Draft Plan includes local planning policies to guide development in Sprotbroughup to 2032 – the same time frame as that for the new emerging Local Plan for Doncaster. The NDP has been prepared building on the results of a Household and Schools Survey, previous public consultations and the local knowledge and research of the Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Champions. The Draft NDP has a Vision and 9 Objectives and sets out 12 draft planning policies:

  • ·  Policy S1 Guidelines for New Development in Sprotbrough
  • ·  Policy S2 Sprotbrough Conservation Area
  • ·  Policy S3 Garden and Back Land Development
  • ·  Policy S4 Mix of Housing Types and Sizes
  • ·  Policy S5 Protecting and Enhancing Local Community Facilities
  • ·  Policy S6 Local Green Spaces
  • ·  Policy S7 New Retail Facilities and Car Parking in Sprotbrough Village Centre
  • ·  Policy S8 Supporting Small Scale Business Development
  • ·  Policy S9 Supporting Homeworking
  • ·  Policy S10 Wildlife
  • ·  Policy S11 Protecting Local Landscape Character
  • ·  Policy S12 Improving AccessibilityThese planning policies seek to protect the distinctive local character of Sprotbrough, identifying those built heritage assets we value and promoting high quality and sensitive design in new development. The NDP policies protect important scenic views and the natural environment including wildlife and landscape character. Housing related policies guide and inform back-land development and promote a suitable mix of housing. Community and recreation facilities are identified and protected and several new green areas are also identified for protection as Local Green Spaces.

The significance of local shops is recognised and there are policies to support suitable economic development and proposals linked to home working.

Non planning matters such as the management of traffic and car parking are also addressed in a separate section.

We need to know if local residents and stakeholders support these policies and if they have any comments about how they could be improved.


From Monday 10th of December 2018, a printed version of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed at Sprotbrough Library, the Parish Council Office at the Goldsmith Centre or via both the Parish Council website and Sprotbrough Neighbourhood Champions website

You will be able to access a response form at each of these locations – or click on this link to download one – and let us know what you think about the Plan. Any comments should be made in writing to the Parish Council (Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council office, Goldsmith Centre Sprotbrough Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 8BP) or sent by email

Your feedback will be appreciated.

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