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Neighbourhood Plan submissions


Through the Localism Act 2011, the Government gave local communities the opportunity to develop a neighbourhood plan for their local area - to have a say on how the area should be developed. Find out more about the neighbourhood plans already in place in County Durham, the process to set one up and how to get involved in shaping one for your area.

Adopted Plans

Great Aycliffe Neighbourhood Plan

The Great Aycliffe Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' (i.e. adopted) on Wednesday 19 July 2017. 

Whorlton Neighbourhood Plan

The Whorlton Village Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' (i.e. 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

The Consultation Draft Witton Gilbert Neighbourhood Plan is currently under consultation.

The consultation period starts from 15 January 2018, 18:00 hrs and all responses must be received by the deadline of 27 February, 18.00 hrs.  The Plan can be viewed here:

More information and documents can be found at Witton Gilbert Neighbourhood Plan     

Sedgefield

The Examiner's Report has now been received for the Sedgefield Neighbourhood Plan. It is published below. The Town Council are considering their options following receipt of the Report and will update on future plans for the Neighbourhood Plan early in 2018. 

Neighbourhood Areas that have been approved

The following applications have been approved:

PlaceDocuments
Barnard Castle

Area designation documents

Bearpark

Area designation documents

Cassop-cum-Quarrington

Area designation documents

Cotherstone

 

Area designation documents

Coxhoe

Area designation documents

Durham City

Area designation documents

Forum constitution documents

Pre-submission document

Eggleston

Area designation documents

Ferryhill

Area designation documents

Gainford and Langton

Area designation documents

Great Aycliffe

Adoption documents

Area designation documents - referendum

Archived documents - independent examination

Archived documents - submission

Area designation documents

Haswell

Area designation documents

Lanchester

Area designation documents

Middridge

Area designation documents

Monk Hesleden

Area designation documents

Oakenshaw

Area designation documents

Sedgefield

Area designation documents

Submission documents

Sherburn Village

Area designation documents

Shotton

Area designation documents

Stanley

Area designation documents

Startforth

Area designation documents

Tow Law

Area designation documents

West Auckland

Area designation documents

Whorlton

Adoption documents

Archived documents - referendum

Archived documents - independent examination

    Archived documents - submission

    Witton Gilbert

    Area designation documents

    Neighbourhood plan

    Once a neighbourhood area has been established and agreed, a neighbourhood plan can be produced. This plan may set out policies governing the design, type, amount and location of development, as well as policies supporting other community aspirations. 

    While these must, in general, conform with the County Durham Plan, neighbourhood plans are capable of establishing additional requirements for development which do not apply outside the given neighbourhood area.

    Residents of the neighbourhood area should be consulted separately on the content of the neighbourhood plan when it is produced. They will also be given the final say, via a referendum, on whether it is subsequently adopted.

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