Authorisation, Governance and Approval

Authorisation for Neighbourhood Plan Production

The Parish Council has applied to Leeds City Council for the designation of neighbourhood areas and the Notice of Consultation can be found here.  The consultation period ends on Friday 6th July 2012 at 5pm.

Collingham and Linton Parish Council have authorised Collingham and Linton residents to generate a Neighbourhood Plan. Due to the different designations applied to Collingham and Linton by Leeds City Council and also due to the different challenges faced by the villages it has been agreed that the two villages within the parish should each prepare their own independent Neighbourhood Plans.

The letter from the Parish Council authorising the preparation of the plan for Linton can be found here.

Governance of LNP Production and Approval of the LNP

The Linton Neighbourhood Plan (LNP) is being driven by the Linton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (LNPSG). LNPSG meetings are open to all stakeholders in the development of Linton. This includes, but is not limited to, Linton residents, elected representatives, community organisers, Linton business owners, people working in Linton businesses, Linton landowners and developers wishing to build in Linton, voluntary organisations, special interest/amenity groups and health practitioners and members of West Yorkshire Police force.

LNPSG meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 at the Linton Village Memorial Hall. However, meetings will be advertised by updates to the Linton Village website and LNP Facebook site.

The LNPSG have appointed a Linton Neighbourhood Plan Drafting Committee (LNPDC) to carry out the detailed work in preparation of the plan.

More details on governance and approval of the LNP can be found in these key documents:

  • The LNPSG approved Terms of Reference for the Linton Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.
  • The Guiding Principles driving generation of the Linton Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.
  • The LNPDC Communications Strategy can be found here.