Learn about our Village Plan

Find out how you are affected by the village plan and have your input on the policies that will determine the future of Whissendine below

Public Consultation Closed on 31st Jan 2023

Updated February 2023.

Whissendine Neighbourhood Development Plan, Regulation-14, Town and Country Planning, England Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012.

Whissendine Parish Council supported by the Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are undertaking the formal pre-submission consultation of the draft neighbourhood development plan for Whissendine. 

The Public Consultation closed on 12:00hrs Tuesday 31st January 2023. This is a six-week statutory consultation period and we welcome comments on the draft plan.

Notice June 2022

Please read all the updates of neighbourhood plan progress in the Whissendine Grapevine


Thank you to everyone who completed the Whissendine Community Survey, that closed on Sat 27th November 2021. The evidence results are being compiled and will be used to back up the Neighbourhood plan

Whissendine started the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan in December 2020. The web pages here will contain updates and news of the progress to date, details of consultations, agendas of forthcoming meetings and minutes. Meetings are open to residents to attend as observers.

Neighbourhood planning gives local communities to influence the planning and development for their local area to decide.

At the end of October or Early November a comprehensive Whissendine community survey based on initial comments will be posted through every door in Whissendine Parish, that we ask is returned to 2 locations at the Shop or the White Lion. There will also be an online survey that you will be able to access via the Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan “Get involved web pages” from 1st Nov 21 and will close at midnight on 27th Nov 21.

  • Where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • What those new buildings should look like
  • What green spaces, important areas and buildings should be protected
  • What improvements or additions to facilities are needed
  • What infrastructure is required alongside developments
  • Guide planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead.

Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community’s needs and where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area. Planning and development in Rutland – as in the rest of the UK – is governed by a Local Plan devised by the Local Authority. Working within the parameters of the Local Plan, a Neighbourhood Plan puts in place planning policy for a neighbourhood area to guide future development. With Rutland County Council withdrawing its Local Pan following a vote in early September of full council this brings both opportunities and risk developing a Parish Neighbourhood pan. Please monitor these pages for updates.

The process involves consultation with the residents of Whissendine parish, including other stakeholders, such as businesses, who have direct interest in the area. Following an independent examination, the final Plan will be put to a community referendum. If adopted, the Neighbourhood Plan becomes part of the statutory development plan for the area, and will be used in determining planning applications.

updated 21 Feb 2022

Help out with the project

This is a volunteer-led project. We would be delighted to see more volunteers in any capacity. If you would like to get involved, please contact Sue Lammin, Whissendine Parish Clerk on whisspcclerk@gmail.com.