Welcome to our Neighbourhood Plan website
A public consultation was held on 7 April 2018 in Shadwell Library.
This was an opportunity for residents to give their opinion on the policy intentions for the draft plan, and draft policies. These policies are the means by which we can help to achieve the agreed vision for Shadwell in future. The attendance and responses were very good. If you missed the consultation, you can still submit your views by downloading the Policies Questions questionnaire. The completed form should be left at the Post Office/shop up to 22 April. You will find it useful to look at the Shadwell NP Policy Intentions April 2018 and Shadwell NP Draft Maps document before completing the form.
Over the past few months, the Shadwell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has been revising the draft plan in the light of examiners’ reports on other neighbourhood plans and following consultation with Leeds planning officers. We are aiming to get local community views soon on the revised policy intentions in a document setting out the evidence for the proposed policies and relating each to national and Leeds’ local policies. Following that, a further "pre-submission" draft Plan will be prepared for public consultation before an official submission to the Council, who will arrange the Examination.
It is essential that the Neighbourhood Plan can deliver on its policies and help fulfil the vision and objectives for Shadwell previously agreed. It must also conform to all the regulations and have the backing of the local community. Before we get to the point of Examination there are several consultation and discussion processes, formal and informal, to go through, but it is hoped the Referendum on the Plan could be held mid-2019.
A Community Walkabout was held on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Led by our consultant, planner and architect Peter Baker, we looked at what is important about the village character, its features and facilities, and how they can be maintained and improved. This was an opportunity to help shape the details of the Neighbourhood Plan, to guide future changes to Shadwell.
We are pleased to be able to announce that we have recently received a further Grant from the Community Rights Programme, funded by the Dept. for Community and Local Government, which enables us to take further steps in the process towards the completion of the Shadwell Neighbourhood Plan. The Steering Committee met last night. We intend to post revised documents, announcements, and other community engagement information about the NP on this website.
We are currently seeking further funding to allow us to overhaul this website and to take our Plan to a successful conclusion. We are encouraged by the recent success of Clifford, whose NP was recently "made" after a similar long and laborious process. You can download our current Draft Plan (Version 2) from the link at the top of this page. Some amendments are planned, following advice from Leeds City Council, and our Planning Professional.