Pocklington neighbourhood plan

Details progress made on the Pocklington neighbourhood plan and how to get involved. 

Has a Neighbourhood Development Plan been prepared for Pocklington?

The Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan and Design Guidelines and Codes (PNP)(2022-2039), prepared by Pocklington Parish Council, has been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for examination. East Riding of Yorkshire Council undertook a public consultation on the PNP from Monday 26 September to Monday 7 November 2022 (under Regulation 16).

All representations/responses to this consultation are listed below and have been submitted to an independent examiner for consideration during examination, which will commence from 28 November 2022. 

The independent examiner will review the representations received and if required, will undertake a hearing to ensure adequate examination of any relevant issues. Further details will be made available on this web page once the examination starts.

Pocklington Neighbourhood Development Plan - Examination Arrangements (pdf 178kb)

Pocklington Neighbourhood Development Plan - Clarification Note 28/11/2022 (pdf 184kb)

Once adopted, the Neighbourhood Plan will be used with the East Riding Local Plan to provide locally specific planning policies, detailed advice and guidance for the determination of planning applications in the Pocklington Neighbourhood Area.

The Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documents and copy of the representations received are available below.

Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan and Design Guide

Supporting documents


How can I get involved with the Pocklington Neighbourhood Development Plan?

Pocklington Parish Council have led the preparation of their Neighbourhood Development Plan with support from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The plan has been through the statutory consultation stages and is to be considered by an independent examiner (see above). If you would like to know more about the process of preparing the plan, you should contact the parish council in the first instance.

Pocklington Town Council website (external website)

Will the Pocklington Neighbourhood Development Plan look to allocate sites for development?

The submitted Pocklington Neighbourhood Development Plan (see above) does not propose to allocate sites for development. 

When was the Pocklington neighbourhood area designated?

The Pocklington neighbourhood area was formally designated at the council meeting on 18 June 2014. This followed a recommendation by the cabinet on 22 April 2014 after a period of public consultation. 

Cabinet report - Pocklington area application (pdf 2mb) 

A map identifying the Pocklington neighbourhood area can be viewed following the link below:
Pocklington neighbourhood area map - as designated (pdf 3mb) 

A paper copy of the map is available to view at the Poclea Centre and County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley.

Was there any consultation on the Pocklington neighbourhood area application?

Yes. A six week consultation on the proposed Pocklington neighbourhood area was held between 13 January and 24 February 2014 so that people living, working and carrying out business in Pocklington could let us know their views on the proposed area. 

The majority of respondents were supportive of designating the proposed boundary as a neighbourhood area. The comments received to the consultation can be found in Appendix B of the Cabinet report, available to download above.

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