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Neighbourhood planning - what's happening?


See if a neighbourhood planning group in the area you live or work in is producing a neighbourhood plan, and what stage they are at.

Adopted Plans

Great Aycliffe Neighbourhood Plan

The Great Aycliffe Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on Wednesday 19 July 2017. 

Whorlton Neighbourhood Plan

The Whorlton Village Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on Wednesday 19 July 2017. 

Current consultations

The following plans are currently under consultation. If you have any comments to make regarding consultations relating to Neighbourhood Planning, please contact us by the specified closing date.

Witton Gilbert

Witton Gilbert Parish Council have submitted their Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan for consultation, in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011.

Paper copies are available to view at Cooper Hall (next to Witton Gilbert Primary School) and at Durham County Council, County Hall. Please note that your comments should be made to the County Council by 5.00pm on Monday 4 March 2019.

Durham City

The City of Durham Parish Council have submitted a proposal to amend the Durham City Neighbourhood Area boundary, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2017 and the Localism Act 2011.

Please note within the attached map that the amendment is being made to ensure the neighbourhood plan area aligns with the parish boundary.  An area to the north west near Aykley Heads is being removed from the neighbourhood area, while additional land in Gilesgate to the east of the proposed neighbourhood area is being included - see the attached letter for further details.  Any comments in relation to this matter should be made to the County Council by 5.00pm on 31 January 2019.

A-Z Neighbourhood plan - progress to date

The list below sets out neighbourhood plans which are complete or underway throughout the county. There are seven stages that a neighbourhood plan has to go through which are shown on Neighbourhood planning step by step process. If an area is not listed, it is likely that no neighbourhood planning activity has started for that area. If your area is absent from the list we recommend you contact your local parish or town council (websites for each town and parish council can be found on Parish and town websites, or if you are interested in setting up a neighbourhood forum in an unparished area then contact us for more information.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PlaceLatest stage and documentsDocuments from previous stages
Barnard Castle

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Bearpark

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Cassop-cum-Quarrington

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Cotherstone

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Coxhoe

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Durham City

Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

*Please see consultation section above

Eggleston

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Ferryhill

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Gainford and Langton

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Great Aycliffe

Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

 

Stage 6 - referendum

Stage five - independent examination:

Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation:

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area agreed:

Haswell

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Lanchester

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 
Middridge

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Monk Hesleden

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Oakenshaw

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Sedgefield

Stage 4 - submission policy and consultation

2018 draft

    Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

    2016 draft

    Withdrawal letter

    Stage 5 - examiner's report received

    Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

    Designation

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area agreed

    Sherburn Village

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     

    Shotton

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     

    Stanley

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     

    Startforth

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     
    Tow Law

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     

    West Auckland

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     

    Whorlton

    Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

    Stage 6 - referendum

    Stage 5 - independent examination

    Stage 3 - pre submission publicity and consultation

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

    Witton Gilbert

    Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

     

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