Plan documents

BBEST Referendum, May 6th 2021

The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place with other local elections on 6 May, 2021 and was passed by a 94% margin. The electorate for the referendum consisted of all residents in the BBEST area, which includes Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield, Tapton.

The FINAL VERSION of the Plan documents can be found on the Council Web pages at: – scroll down to ‘Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton Neighbourhood Plan’

The two most relevant papers are:

The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version March 2021 (PDF, 1MB)


Supplementary material: The BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Policies Maps Referendum Version March 2021 (PDF, 4MB)

You can link directly to these papers at:

The Plan:

Policies and maps:

The Design Guide

Based on a review of character neighbourhoods within the BBEST area, and high quality architectural and design principles, the Design Guide is a resource for Planners, residents and builders who want to maintain the distinctive characters of the BBEST area.

BBEST Design Guide

BBEST Neighbourhood Plan submitted to Sheffield City Council – 12th August 2019

We are delighted to announce that this major stage in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan has been completed!  Thank you for your all your help and support during the time since we began, in 2015.

What happens next?The documents submitted to the Council – links below – will now follow the next stage of the Neighbourhood Planning process.  An outline of this process is given below. (Full details can be found in the document at:

The Council has 6 weeks to review the documents to ensure that they meet the criteria.

The Council will then carry out it’s own consultation on the Plan – similar to the one BBEST  carried out in Autumn 2018.

Following the consultation, the Plan and all comments will go to an External Examiner.

The Examiner may recommend some changes and these would need to be accommodated in a final revision of the Plan 

A referendum, including all residents in the are who are on the electoral register, will then be carried out by the Council. 

If successful at referendum, a neighbourhood plan comes into force as part of the development plan for the area alongside the local plan. Local planning authorities and planning inspectors considering planning applications or appeals must make their decisions in accordance with the policies of the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise. 

So it’s still a long road, but with a following wind, we expect the referendum to take place later at some point in 2020.