Making of the Neighbourhood Plan

Following a public referendum on Thursday 29 June 2023, the Holt Neighbourhood Plan has been brought into legal force. It now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for North Norfolk. Decisions on planning applications in the Holt Neighbourhood Area (the parish) must now be made following policies in the Holt Neighbourhood Plan and wider Development Plan unless material considerations suggest otherwise.

Referendum results

Electorate 3,270
Turnout 20.9%
Votes in favour 552 (81%)
Votes against 131 (19%)
1 rejected paper

Made Neighbourhood Plan

Holt Neighbourhood Plan (Made Version)

Holt Decision Statement

Relevant documents

Submission and Examination documents (September 2022)

Examination documents Date published
Examination report February 2023
Examiner's questions January 2023
NNDC and Holt Town Council's joint response to examiner's questions February 2023

Documents submitted for examination in line with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended):

Submission documents Date published
Holt Proposed Neighbourhood Plan submission version September 2022
Schedule of representations at submission stage November 2022
Formal notice of consultation October 2022
Basic Conditions statement August 2022
Consultation statement September 2022

Holt Neighbourhood Plan screening reports

Document Date published
Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening report May 2022
Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Determination July 2022
Strategic Environment Assessment Screening report May 2022
Strategic Environment Assessment Screening Determination July 2022

Other documents

Document Date published
Holt Neighbourhood Plan health check June 2021

Neighbourhood Plan Designation documents (December 2013)

We approved Holt Town Council's application to designate Holt Neighbourhood Area on 2 December 2013.

Document Date published
Application form  August 2013
Map of Proposed Neighbourhood Area August 2013

Key dates

  • Designation date: 2 December 2013
  • Regulation 14 Draft Plan: 11 January 2018 to 23 February 2018
  • Regulation 16 Plan submitted: 12 September 2022
  • Regulation 16 Plan consultation: 10 October to 21 November 2022
  • Plan sent for examination: 9 January 2023
  • Referendum date: Thursday 29 June 2023
  • Date Plan made: Friday 25 August 2023