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 (PNP), prepared by Pocklington Town Council, was 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).

An Independent Examiner was appointed to examine whether the PNP met the ‘basic conditions’ as set out in Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and whether the PNP should proceed to referendum. The Examiner’s Report recommended a number of modifications to the PNP, which are required to ensure the PNP complies with the basic conditions and other relevant statutory provisions

The Independent Examiner's report sets out the findings of the examination of the Pocklington Neighbourhood Development Plan 2022-2039.

Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report (pdf 329kb)

Having considered the recommended modifications, as set out in the Examiner’s Report and the reasons for them, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has agreed to accept these modifications are made to the PNP in accordance with paragraph 12(6) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The council has published its Decision Statement, which states PNP will proceed to referendum subject to the Examiner’s proposed specific modifications.

Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan - East Riding of Yorkshire Council decision statement (pdf 1.3mb)

Referendum on the Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan

To meet the requirements of the Localism Act 2011, a referendum which poses the question, ‘Do you want East Riding of Yorkshire Council to use the Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan (2022-2039) (as amended) to help it decide planning applications in the Pocklington Neighbourhood Area?’ will be held in the area formally designated as the Pocklington Neighbourhood Area. The referendum will be held on Thursday 29th June. The version of the Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan that will be the subject of the referendum (i.e. the version that was examined and includes the recommendations made by the examiner) is available to view below.

Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2039 - referendum version (pdf 16.7mb)

Submission and examination information

The submitted version of the Neighbourhood Plan and Design Guide, supporting documents and copies of the representations received are available below.

Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan and Design Guide

Supporting documents

Representations and examination information

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 2.7mb)

A map identifying the Pocklington neighbourhood area can be viewed following the link below:
Pocklington neighbourhood area map - as designated (pdf 3.3mb)

A paper copy of the map is available to view at the Pocela 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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