Looking after Uppingham's
future. community.

The Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan gives a unique opportunity for residents and businesses to influence the development of the town up to 2036.

 

The Advisory Group has consulted widely to ensure that the views expressed are incorporated in the refreshed Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan.

Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan

Welcome

Welcome from the Mayor of Uppingham

Uppingham, like many other towns, has a Neighbourhood Plan. Our current plan was completed and agreed by residents in 2016. You can read it here.

The Plan has helped to guide the Town Council when considering how the town should be developed over the next few years. It is now in the process of being refreshed in light of changes both within the town and as a result of government guidance.

Uppingham Town Council created the Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Group (NPAG) to work on this revision of our Plan. NPAG is made up of councillors, local interest groups and individuals from the town and has been working hard towards completion of this work.

Once this work is complete the council will consider the recommendations made by NPAG. If agreed, Council will move the process on to a referendum of the community. At this point you will be asked to approve or reject the updated Neighbourhood Plan.  As part of this process I am delighted to welcome you today to our Neighbourhood Plan website where you will be able to see details of the work undertaken by the NPAG team on our behalf.

I’m sure that, like me, you care about how the town is being developed over the next few years. I invite you therefore to take an active interest in the Neighbourhood Plan and I hope that you will find the website informative and helpful.

 

Steve Rozak 

Mayor, Uppingham Town Council

Welcome from the Chair of Uppingham's Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Group

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website, designed to keep the people of Uppingham fully informed as we continue our journey to update our existing Neighbourhood Plan. This will extend its life from 2026 until 2036, in line with the Local Plan being produced by Rutland County Council. This is important work, since there is a legal requirement for our Neighbourhood Plan to be in ‘general conformity’ with the Local Plan. But we do also have significant scope to influence matters here in Uppingham, and the decisions that we take as a community will have legal standing in the formal Planning process. A referendum will ask Uppingham voters to accept or reject the revised Neighbourhood Plan. This website will ensure that you have up-to-date information to help you decide how to vote.

In the past year there has been significant progress in refreshing our Neighbourhood Plan to meet current opportunities and challenges, as well as looking to how we want to shape the town. We have sought as much representation as possible from various groups and bodies, in an effort to ensure the Plan is representative of the majority view. Recently we sent a booklet to every household and business in Uppingham seeking views on proposed sites for development. This is a key step in deciding which will go forward into the revised Neighbourhood Plan, and we hope to be able to share this feedback with you all shortly.

I want to thank all the volunteers and councillors for their support with the Neighbourhood Plan, plus of course you, the public of Uppingham, without whom all of this would not be possible.

 

Chris Merricks

Chair, Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Group

About Us

Members

Made up from members across the community, the Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Group is the body developing recommendations for a new, revised version of our Neighbourhood Plan.

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Documentation

Within this website there is a comprehensive library of documents that helps this Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan come to fruition - surveys and reports, minutes and agendas, and much more besides.

News

Latest Announcements

Site Allocations moving forward for refreshed Neighbourhood Plan

At the December meeting of NPAG it was decided to recommend to the Town Council that we move forward with the site allocations process for the five large sites previously identified. Small sites will be dealt with separately in the spring of 2022. This matter will be considered at the Town Council meeting scheduled for…

RCC Planning Policy Manager to address NPAG

Roger Ransom RCC Planning Policy Manager will be joining the NPAG meeting scheduled for 13th January 2022 to update members of the group on the implications of the decision by RCC to withdraw its draft Local Plan. As with all NPAG meetings members of the public are most welcome to attend.

Impact of RCC’s decision to withdraw its draft local plan

NPAG has considered the consequences of this for the Groups activities. It was unanimously resolved to recommend to the Town Council that, despite RCC’s decision, the Group should proceed at the best possible pace towards completion of the revised Uppingham Neighourhood Plan. The Town Council have subsequently agreed with this strategy.