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Final Decision Statement

The Linby Neighbourhood Plan was officially made (adopted) by Gedling Borough Council on 27 June 2019. As such the Linby Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Gedling Borough. In accordance with Regulations 19 and 20 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 the following documents are made available:

Paper copies of the above documents are available for inspection at the following locations during normal opening hours:-

  • Brooke Farm, Main Street, Linby, NG15 8AE.
  • Gedling Borough Council, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU.

The Linby Neighbourhood Plan was approved by referendum on 2nd May 2019. The declaration of result can be viewed here

Decision Statement

Following the independent examination of the Linby Neighbourhood Plan and the receipt of the Examiner's Report, Gedling Borough Council decided on 25 March 2019 that, subject to the Examiner's proposed specific modifications, the Linby Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum. The Decision Statement (with Final Plan attached) can be viewed here and is also available for inspection at:

  • Brooke Farm, Main Street, Linby, NG15 8AE
  • Gedling Borough Council, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU.
Examiner's Report

The independent examiner released his report on the Linby Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2032 on 19th March 2019. The report recommends a series of modifications and minor corrections to the neighbourhood plan. The examiner's report can be viewed here.

Examination Library

7 March 2019 - Examiner's update letter

20 Februrary 2019 - Examiner's initial letter

Independent examination of the Linby Neighbourhood Plan

The comments received through the consultation along with the Submission Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents will be passed to an independent Examiner, Christopher Collison BA (Hons) MBA MRTPI MIED MCMI IHBC. The Examiner will consider the representations, whether the plan meets the basic conditions and other relevant legal requirements, and will determine if the plan should be put to a community referendum. The Examiner may request further information to help in his consideration and may conduct the examination through written representations only, or he may call a public hearing to examine a particular issue in more depth.

The Examiner has to decide whether or not the plan meets the "basic conditions" and make a report that recommends either:

  • the plan is submitted to referendum, or
  • modifications specified in the report are made and the plan as modified is submitted to referendum, or
  • the plan is rejected
Regulation 16 Consultation

The Council consulted on the submission version of the Linby Neighbourhood Plan between 11th January 2019 and 5pm on the 22nd February 2019. Click here to view the responses.

Submission of plan proposal (Regulation 15 Stage)

Linby Parish Council submitted the Linby Neighbourhood Plan proposal to Gedling Borough Council on 15 November 2018. The submission plan and supporting documents that are available for inspection are:

Consultation on Draft Plan (Regulation 14)

Linby Parish Council consulted on the Draft Linby Neighbourhood Plan from Monday 18th June 2018 until 12:00 noon on Monday 30th July 2018. 

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening

Gedling Borough Council (on behalf of Linby Parish Council) has prepared a SEA Screening Report for the Linby Neighbourhood Development Plan (Draft Plan December 2017). It has been determined that the Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and a full SEA is not required in respect of the Plan. The requirement to prepare an environmental report, in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, has been met. An addendum to the SEA/HRA Screening was published on 19 December 2018 reflecting recent court rulings in relation to Habitats Regulations Assessment. A second addendum to the SEA/HRA was published on 7th January 2019 to reflect recent changes to legislation and forms part of the Regulation 16 consultation. A copy of the SEA Screening Report and addendum, and the decision statement can be viewed below.

Application to designate a Neighbourhood Area

A formal application was received from Linby Parish Council requesting that they be recognised as a Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of producing a neighbourhood plan, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Gedling Borough Council publicised this application to produce a neighbourhood plan for a 6 week period during February/April 2016. In response to the application submitted by the Parish Council, the Council has acknowledged that a neighbourhood plan area that reflects the Parish boundary would be a logical and appropriate area for the preparation of a neighbourhood plan. As such, Gedling Borough Council designated the Parish of Linby as a neighbourhood area (as requested by the Parish Council) on 25 April 2016. The name of the neighbourhood area is the 'Linby Neighbourhood Area'.

You can view the designated Linby neighbourhood plan area. The designated map shows the area for which Linby Parish Council intend to prepare a neighbourhood plan, which is the entire Parish of Linby. 

A hard copy of the application and map can also be viewed during normal opening hours at the Civic Centre in Arnold.

Further Information:

  • If you need further information about Neighbourhood Plans please contact the Planning Policy team.
  • If you need information on the neighbourhood plan itself, please contact the parish council on 07971700434 or