18th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Notice of cancellation of Poll

Please find attached notice of cancellation of Referendum on the Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan. This decision was made in response to the UK Government social distancing advice given on 16.3.2020.

Cancellation Notice of Poll

10th March 2020

Notice of Poll

Please find attached a Notice of Poll for the Referendum of Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan.

Notice of Poll to be held 19.3.2020

Edenthorpe residents, please use your vote to answer the question, “Do you want Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Edenthorpe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Please note that there is a new venue for the Polling Station on Church Balk/Sunnyside of Edenthorpe. If you reside at that side of Thorne Rd, your new polling station will be the Church Balk Centre/Scout Hut, Off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe, DN3 2PT. It is the building next to The Howard Pavilion, go through the gates and walk past the Howard Pavilion to the building in front of you.

14th February 2020.

Please find attached Notice of Referendum for Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Edenthorpe Notice of Referendum

Look out for your Polling Card/ Postal vote which should be arriving soon.
Edenthorpe, use your vote to answer the question,
“Do you want Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Edenthorpe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

10th February 2020.

‘A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 19th March 2020. If you are already registered to vote in local elections and live in the Edenthorpe area, you will be eligible to vote in this Referendum.
The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.
The question which will be asked in the Referendum is:
“Do you want Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Edenthorpe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Please find attached Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan (Referendum Version 2019 -2038)

Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version

For more information and to view the Neighbourhood Plan and other documents, please visit:’


3rd January 2020

Well, 2020 has got off to an exciting start for Edenthorpe.

Independent Examination – Examiner’s report
The report of the Independent Examination of the Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan prepared by Peter Biggers (MRTPI AIHBC) has been received and recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan should, subject to the recommended modifications, proceed to referendum.

The Local Planning Authority are considering the recommended modifications. Our response to the recommendations will be published shortly.
The report also recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a Referendum based on the Neighbourhood Area as approved by the Council (Edenthorpe Parish boundary).

Edenthorpe NP Examiners Report vFinal


29.11.19 – (Further update) Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Examination Additional Documents.

As part of the examination of the Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiner has given both the Borough Council and Parish Council the opportunity to respond to points raised by consultees. The consultee comments are provided below, alongside a joint response from the Borough and Parish Council.

Additionally, the Examiner has requested that a Sustainability Matrix is provided by the Neighbourhood Plan group, as well as a revised Consultation Statement in order to clarify who was consulted. These are available below.

Sustainability Matrix – Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Objectives (2)


29.11.19 – Revised Consultation statement.

Please find attached the above mentioned document, as required by the examiner.

Consultation Statement Edenthorpe

Regulation 16 Publicity

Edenthorpe was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 20th December 2016. This was the very beginning of the creation our own Neighbourhood Plan.
We are pleased to announce that the plan has now been submitted to Doncaster MBC for examination. Please see attached document for details on how to view and make any comments.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the process. We had lots of volunteers and without you, we couldn’t have achieved the end result. Many of you offered to deliver leaflets and surveys throughout Edenthorpe, residents also showed support by attending drop-in sessions, completing surveys and giving vital information needed.
We had a very dedicated working party, led by our Chair – Paul Bissett along with Luke Brown (Consultant) and Chris Hall (Principal Planning Officer DMBC). I give my thanks to you all, we had a lot of fun along the way and new friendships forged. Its been a pleasure working together, what an achievement.
We are almost there, this document will help shape the future developments which have been given permissions for our very special village.

Notification of submission of Edenthorpe NP
Thank you,


Environmental Screening.

Just a short update to let you know that Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan is having an Environmental Screening completed by DMBC, which is necessary before moving to the next stage of the procedure.

Please find attached submission version which was approved by Edenthorpe Parish Council at meeting held on 3rd June 2019.

Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version[48480]

Thank you to all those involved with this plan.


Meeting Minutes.

Please find attached minutes for meetings held 6.2.19 and 4.4.19.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 6.2.19

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 4.4.19

We are nearing the end of compiling The Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan.  All  comments have been received from relevant parties as well as members of the public within the 6 week consultation period.

Thank you for your continued support and interest.

Agenda for meeting 4.4.19

Please find attached agenda for meeting to be held 4.4.19

agenda for meeting 4.4.19


Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Working Group would like to present the  Draft Neighbourhood Plan. This is a culmination of just over two years of evidence gathering using a variety of methods, finding out what the Edenthorpe residents want for our village’s future.

Edenthorpe Draft Plan Public Consultation Version

Please take a look, we would also love to hear your comments.
The public consultation is for a six week period (beginning with the public event at The Church Balk Centre, Off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe, DN3 2PT on 20th February 2019) and will end on 3rd April 2019.
Please send your comments to
Thank you for you continued support.


Public Consultation Dates.

Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan is now ready for it’s Draft Plan consultation (Regulation 14). This consultation will begin on 20th February 2019 and close on 3rd April 2019. All comments on the Draft Plan will need to be sent to

There is a public event to be held on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at The Church Balk Centre, Off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe, DN3 2PT from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you there where you can view the documents and make comments.

public consultation leaflet for 20.2.19


Please find attached minutes from meeting held 4.12.18.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 4.12.18


Please find agenda for meeting to be held 6.2.19.

agenda for meeting 6.2.19


Please find  attached agenda for our next meeting which will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2018.

agenda for meeting 4.12.18


Great turn out for drop-in session.

Thank you to all those who came to our public drop-in session held on 14 November 2018. It was good to hear that many of you were happy with the draft plan so far. There is a little bit more work to do but it is almost finished. we are also, of course waiting for the all important decision from The Secretary of State, on the appeal – Land East of Mere Lane. This will be on or before 5th February 2019.

We are looking to hold our next public event during the earlier part of  February 2019. The draft plan should be in final form by then. We will need your comments and input once again at this event, as this is a plan for your village and the future. We aim to leaflet Edenthorpe about the event in January 2019. If any of you are able to help with deliveries, your  help would be gratefully received.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support.


Public Consultation for Draft Neighbourhood Area Plan

We look forward to seeing you at our drop in session. We need your thoughts on the draft plan. Please join us and let us know what you think.

30th October 2018

Please find attached agenda and minutes for the above meeting date.

agenda for meeting 30.10.18

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 30.10.18

6th August 2018

Well, today should have been the amended date  for the submission of the report on the appeal site –  Land East of Mere Lane. The original deadline for submission 4th June 2018 was unable to be met by the Inspector  (Bristol Inspectorate) due to illness.

The submission has now been delayed due to a revised National Planning Policy Framework which came into effect on 24 July 2018.

Details of this framework can be found on GOV.UK

Peter Kozak from Bristol Inspectorate will inform us in due course when the report is to be submitted to The Secretary of State ready for decision.


Thank you to The Big Lottery Fund.

A huge thank you to The Big Lottery Fund for approving our application for funding. We have been awarded a grant of £10,000 which will enable us to continue with Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan.  After discussions with our consultant this grant should help with the completion. Great news!

Our next meeting is to be held on Wednesday 6th August at The Church Balk Centre, Marian Rd, Edenthorpe.


Want to know about planning applications near you?

Please see attached flyer sent by Doncaster MBC. Plans for all new developments that need planning permission are made public by the council. Keep yourself up-to-date by reading the attached flyer and learn how to set up your own account.

Want to know about planning applications near you Want to know about planning applications near you

Meeting Minutes

Please find attached minutes from our meeting which was held on Wednesday 16th May 2018.

The response form the public consultation at Edenthorpe Gala day regarding protection of our local Green spaces was good. The slight breeze/wind was problematic with flying post it notes and maps.  Lots of residents, youngsters too, approached our stall to share their views.

Thank you to all who helped.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 16 May 2018


Edenthorpe Gala Day to be held 26.5.18

Please join Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Steering/working group at 12 noon on Marian Rd Playing Fields, Edenthorpe. We want to hear your views on where the green spaces are in Edenthorpe and how they are important to you. Come along, take a ‘post it note’ and tell us which green space is in need of protection from future development and how you use the space.

Thank you, don’t forget to fetch the sunshine please. 🙂



Please find attached minutes for meetings held on 7th March 2018.

The work on the Neighbourhood Plan is progressing well. Our next meeting is to be held tonight and the agenda is also attached.

agenda for meeting 16.5.18

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Mar 2018


Please find attached minutes from our meeting held on Thursday 7th December 2017 at The Howard Pavilion.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017


Edenthorpe Parish Council have been successful in gaining our OS PSMA licence. This is valid from today and will enable us to use Ordnance survey maps for the purpose of our Neighbourhood Plan.


Last night the working group met once again to discuss progress of our Neighbourhood Plan. We are making good progress and the draft plan is currently being written. DMBC joined us with an electronic version of the house mapping for the village. Members found it really interesting to see how the village has developed over the years. You can see a definite trend of housing types depending on when they were built.

The PSMA/OSMA application form has been completed and we are awaiting the licence from Ordnance Survey Ltd. We can then utilise maps for ‘Our Plan’.

I can also report that we  have  been successful in gaining a further grant of £1600. This will be  used to pay our consultant professional fees for completion of the draft plan.


Sadly, the summer period is almost over. The St. Leger race meet will soon be underway today and cooler weather will ‘come in’ on the back of the last horse of the Leger.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have been busy identifying house types and mapping them, as well as identifying open green spaces for protection.

Please find attached minutes from meetings held on 8th August 2017 and 22 August 2017.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 8.8.17

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 22.8.17



Neighbourhood Plan Group meeting.

On a rainy evening in Edenthorpe we met to discuss the progress of our Neighbourhood Plan.  Our consultant was present as well as a member of Doncaster MBC planning team. Next steps are to map the types of houses throughout Edenthorpe and to identify green spaces to protect.


Drop in Session for Local Businesses.

Well, on this lovely rainy afternoon, we prepare for our business drop in session. We do hope local businesses are able to come along and share their thoughts on the future of our village and their businesses.


Business Surveys.

We are now in a position to be able to address local businesses. Surveys are being delivered this week to businesses throughout Edenthorpe. If for any reason you have not received one, please do not hesitate to contact me. We will be holding a drop in session for business holders on July 28th at The Church Balk Centre, Off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe between 5pm – 7pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.  Look forward to seeing you there.



Another fantastic day with our Neighbourhood Plan Development Group at Edenthorpe Junior FC Summer Gala. The responses on the surveys have been really good. For those that still have one please return to one of the drop off points. I will be posting them off to our Consultant in the next few days. We have around 13 -14% response from residents. Thank you to everyone who helped deliver and have taken time to complete them.  Here are a few pics from the lovely sunny day.

Our next step is to consult local businesses and see what they would like to see for the future of Edenthorpe.


Successful Drop In Session

Please find attached write up of the Consultation event which we held at Edenthorpe Community Centre. It was lovely to meet friends old and new.

Consultation event held 22.5.17

We will also be available to discuss Neighbourhood Planning at the Edenthorpe Junior FC Summer Gala on Sunday 4th June between 10.30am – 4.00pm.

See you there! 🙂



Eek, the banners have arrived. Just off to buy some cable ties.



Drop In Session.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone at our drop in session on Monday May 22nd – Edenthorpe Community Centre, Cedric Road between 4pm-8pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Please find attached case studies from other areas for your perusal.





Please find attached documents from our consultant. Useful documents for our village.


Neighbourhood Plan Quick Guide


Click here to see a map of the Edenthorpe Parish Boundary



Hurray, the surveys have arrived. 🙂 Please fill in your surveys before 4th June 2017 and return completed to:-

Tesco (customer service desk)

Sainsbury’s (customer service desk)

The Post Office (Church Balk)

Eden Stores (Thorne Rd)

The Community Centre (letterbox)


Resident’s Survey

We will shortly begin delivering the Survey to all residents throughout Edenthorpe. Funding has been received and the survey has gone to print.

Friends of Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan will be hosting a drop in session to be held in the small meeting room of Edenthorpe Community Centre, Cedric Rd on Monday 22nd May 2017 between 4pm -8pm.  It would be good to speak to as many residents as possible about how your household view the Parish, the amenities you use and what you would like to see in the area.


Meeting Minutes 20.3.17

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 20.3.17



Great news for Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan. The Community Rights Programme, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government are pleasesd to inform us that we have been successful in our application for funding.

We will shortly be in a position to send out a survey to all the residents of Edenthorpe.

Edenthorpe! – We are on our way to having our very own Neighbourhood Plan which will hopefully inspire other communities to do the same.


Meeting minutes 18.1.17

Please find attached minutes from the above  meeting.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 18.1.17


Edenthorpe Community Profile

Please see the attached document for all the most recent Census data for the Parish.

Edenthorpe Community Profile


Facebook page.

Please note that there is a now a public Facebook page – Friends of Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan. Edenthorpe folks, please send us your friend requests!

Hopefully this will help to circulate information to local residents and keep everybody up-to-date on the latest developments. It is going to be a busy and exciting 2017 for Edenthorpe.


Neighbourhood Plan Roadmap Booklet.

Our consultant sent this today. Neighbourhood Plan Roadmap Booklet[713]

Neighbourhood planning – frequently asked questions.


Please find attached document which provides an insight into neighbourhood planning and the process involved.

Neighbourhood Planning – frequently asked questions

The following link may also be useful.

Primary School Surveys


Exciting start to our neighbourhood plan – Canon Popham Primary and Nursery school have returned over 60  surveys, kindly completed by their pupils. These will provide a valuable contribution to guide further development of resources for the village.

If you would like to complete a survey, you are primary school age and haven’t done so already please find attached. neighbourhood plan survey  for primary schools.

Neighbourhood Development Plan – Group news.


We are currently devising a questionnaire, which after being verified, we will send to all houses in Edenthorpe. We would be very grateful if once completed, you would return it. We are looking to set up  return boxes in various locations around the village.


We would like to hear from the people of Edenthorpe. What are your views on the village?  What do you like about the village? What would you like to see in Edenthorpe? What concerns do you have about Edenthorpe?

The Neighbourhood Plan is an important document which can help shape what we want for our village. The Plan cannot stop development  but can guide future development.

Please email with your views.