Issue details

Withdrawal of Netherton and South Crosland Neighbourhood Plan Forum Designation

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under Neighbourhood Planning Regulation (General) 2012, regulation 12, the forum designation is recommended to be withdrawn.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


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Colne Valley; Crosland Moor and Netherton; Holme Valley North; Holme Valley South; Newsome;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2023

Decision due: 14 Nov 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Finance & Regeneration

Lead director: Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration

Department: Finance and Regeneration

Contact: Jacob Parker-Henry.

Consultation process

Subject to a Cabinet resolution to withdraw the forum designation, the Council must publish a withdrawal statement as soon as possible, as per the Neighbourhood Planning Regulation (General) 2012, regulation 12.


The Council has actively engaged with the Neighbourhood Plan Forum throughout the designation period, to progress the Neighbourhood Development Plan.


Ward members for Netherton and Crosland were consulted on the Council’s intention to withdraw the Neighbourhood Forum prior to confirmation from the Forum Chair.



Members/Officers Involved: Cllr Turner (Growth and Regeneration Portfolio holder) Cllr Manisha Kaushik Cllr Jo Lawson, Cllr Imran Safdar, Mathias Franklin Head of Planning and Development, Karl Larrad Head of Corporate, Legal, Governance and Monitoring


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