Sowerby Township and Villages Neighbourhood Development Plan

A new application from the prospective Sowerby Township and Villages Neighbourhood Forum has been submitted to the Council for the powers to undertake Neighbourhood Planning within part of the Ryburn Ward.

As the Sowerby, Beechwood, Mill Bank and Triangle area is not covered by a Parish Council, the process involves two separate but interlinked stages:-

  1. establishing a Neighbourhood Forum, which can take up the powers; and
  2. defining an area in which a NDP will be prepared.

A group established in Sowerby, Beechwood, Mill Bank and Triangle area has submitted an application to the Council having two elements:-

  1. Application for designation as the Neighbourhood Forum – the “qualifying body”;
  2. Application for an area of part of the Ryburn Ward within the Borough of Calderdale which lies outside the area administered by Ripponden Parish Council area to be designated as a Neighbourhood Plan Area;

Consultation on the designation of the Sowerby Township and Villages Neighbourhood Forum and Sowerby Township and Villages Neighbourhood Development Plan Area is open for 6 weeks, please submit your comments through the survey click here