• Are you happy with the way Bawtry is being developed?
  • Are you confident Bawtry will remain the place you love in the future?

Local planning is managed by DMBC, and although Bawtry Town Council can and do make comments and recommendations, the decisions are made by DMBC, sometimes appearing to disregard those comments.

Now there’s a way to shift the balance of power a bit. The Government’s Localism Act of 2011 introduced Neighbourhood Plans, to give local people more say in what happens. As well as planning policies, the Neighbourhood Plan could include other “non-planning” policies related to such matters as highways, traffic or any other relevant issues that are important to the town. Decisions will still be made by the local Planning Authority – but they have to be consistent with the Neighbourhood Plan – if there is one!

Bawtry Town Council has agreed that a Neighbourhood Plan will be produced, and a Steering Group has been established consisting of local residents and representatives from all groups and organisations within the town, including the Town Council and Bawtry Residents’ Group.

As part of the Plan, we need to gather the views of the community. This questionnaire aims to do that.

The questionnaire can be completed online below, or by hand and then returned to the Bawtry Community Library, Doncaster Rd, Bawtry.

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Please note that we welcome individual replies from different members of the family.

Please circle / complete these boxes – so we can work out whether some issues are age or area related:


How can we shape where we live?

To plan for a vibrant and sustainable community, we need to consider how we can change things for the better. We therefore want to know what issues you think the Bawtry Neighbourhood Plan should address. You might, for instance, like to consider some or all of the following:

  • Community facilities
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Transport/traffic/parking
  • Businesses in Bawtry
  • Leisure
  • The environment
  • Provision for the young/elderly
  • Anything else?

If you would like to contribute, or if you would like further information, please contact one of the following:

David Kirkham: 01302 710899 or davidjkirkham@gmail.com

John Linsley: 01302 374009 or j.linsley@sky.com

Peter Holland: 01302 711025 or peterholland337@btinternet.com