Decision details

Withdrawal of Netherton & South Crosland Neighbourhood Plan Forum Designation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report seeks to withdraw the Netherton & South Crosland Neighbourhood Plan Forum designation which was established for the purposes of progressing a neighbourhood development plan (NDP). The Forum was designated at Cabinet 16th November 2021.


The Forum Chair has informed the Council that they are no longer progressing with the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), and that the forum would no longer run. Therefore, under Neighbourhood Planning Regulation (General) 2012, regulation 12, the forum designation is recommended to be withdrawn.


Had the council not received formal conformation from the Forum of their intention to not progress a NPD, the council’s intention was to withdraw the designation themselves. This was on the grounds of no progress being made on the NDP, and non-compliance with statutory requirements in relation to publicising contact details of a forum member, in the public domain, as set out in section 61F(5) TCPA 1990 and Regulation 8 (Application for designation of a neighbourhood forum) of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (General) 2012.



Background papers;


Cabinet report for the designation of the Neighbourhood Area Forum and Neighbourhood Plan Area: Microsoft Word - 2021_11_16 Netherton and South Crosland Neighbourhood Forum and Area applications.docx (


Netherton & South Crosland Neighbourhood Plan webpage: Netherton and South Crosland Neighbourhood Development Plan | Kirklees Council





1)    That approval be given to the withdrawal of the designation of the Netherton and South Crosland neighbourhood Forum in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 61F(9).

2)    That approval be given to the publication of the withdrawal statement in compliance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012, Regulation 12(2).

Report author: Jacob Parker-Henry

Publication date: 15/11/2023

Date of decision: 14/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/11/2023

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