Bawtry Neighbourhood Plan

Our Plan was formally submitted to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council on 16th November 2018. To be “made” – i.e. incorporated into DMBC’s Local Plan – it must be deemed to be in compliance with all the relevant statutory requirements.

To inform this process, Bawtry Town Council submitted two supporting documents. One of these is a Consultation Statement, describing the process undergone to formulate the Plan – i.e. the ways we consulted with Bawtry residents and businesses and other formal bodies, such as the Environment Agency, Historic England etc., and the results of that consultation. The other document is a Basic Conditions Statement, which describes the statutory environment in which we operate and describes how we believe we are compliant.

To help it decide whether our Plan complies with requirements, DMBC must undertake a further consultation exercise and receive the view of an Independent Examiner. It has published our Plan, and the supporting documents, on its website

The consultation period has now ended. The Council has now appointed an independent assessor Robert Bryan BA Hons. MRTPI to undertake the examination. If you would like to be included to be notified of the Local Planning Authority’s decision under regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on the plan proposal (whether to make or to refuse to make the Neighbourhood Development Plan) please contact
It is the responsibility of Doncaster Council to collate all the representations made and pass these on to the independent examiner, who will examine the plan documents and assess whether the plan is in line with legislation and can therefore proceed to a referendum.


The examiner has started a preliminary assessment of the documentation for Bawtry’s Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). In the meantime we have received an e-mail regarding Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) screening opinion, to meet the new basic condition:

“The making of the neighbourhood development plan does not breach the requirements of Chapter 8 of Part 6 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017”.

Bawtry NDP HRA Screening

Bawtry NP HRA screening (1)

A copy of the Plan may also be seen here:

Bawtry Neighbourhood Plan