This follows the positive outcome of the referendum held on 7 March 2019, where 93% of those who voted were in favour of the plan.  The formal decision statement as required under Neighbourhood Planning Regulations is included in the key documents set out below:

Thurlby Neighbourhood Development Plan

The proposed Thurlby Neighbourhood Development Plan has been produced by Thurlby Parish Council in consultation with residents, businesses, landowners and other stakeholder organisations. The Neighbourhood Development Plan covers the civil parish of Thurlby and seeks to guide the future development of the parish up until 2036. It includes a vision and a set of objectives for the parish, as well as a series of neighbourhood wide policies.

Thurlby Parish Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan to South Kesteven District Council in August 2018.

In accordance with the amended Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the District Council has made an initial assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents and is satisfied that these comply with the specified criteria.

pdf icon Decision notice [259kb]

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan

The District Council published the Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation to provide an opportunity for comment on the submitted proposals before the Plan goes to examination.

The public consultation lasted 6 weeks - from the 3rdof September to the 15thof October 

Consultation Documents

The consultation documents can be viewed electronically below.

Thurlby Parish Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Thurlby Parish Council has now submitted the Thurlby Neighbourhood Plan for independent examination. The consultation has now closed and the Plan is being examined by Inspector Andrew Ashcroft. Formal examination of the Plan began on the 19thof November 2018. The examiner has requested that representations submitted to the consultation are published on our website.

pdf icon Index_of_Responses - Thurlby [245kb]

On the 3 December 2018, Independent Examiner for the Thurlby Neighbourhood Plan, Andrew Ashcroft, wrote to the Council to provide an update on the Examination process. He also wrote to inform that a clarification note would need to be completed by the Parish Council in regard to the Neighbourhood Plan. The Clarification note can be found below;

pdf icon Thurlby Neighbourhood Development Plan - Clarification Note [348kb]


Habitat Regulations Assessment - recent case law

On the 30 November 2018, Andrew Ashcroft provided further comments, regarding recent European Union case law about Habitat Regulations Assessment screening.  Council officers considered the Examiner's comments and submitting the following response;

Sweetman Decision

Examination report

On the 10 January 2019, Andrew Ashcroft completed his examination of the Thulby Neighbourhood Plan and subsequently published his Examiner's Report. This was after relevant fact checks had been carried out.

Thurlby Examination Report


The Referendum for the Thulby Neighbourhood Plan will be held on the 7thof March