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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.

We are legally required to make these documents available for inspection, but some are supplied by external organisations and may not be accessible. If, for any reason, you cannot access the documents and need an alternative format, please contact us.

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A-Z Neighbourhood plan - progress to date

The list below sets out neighbourhood plans which have progressed beyond the designation stage and are currently active or adopted. There are seven stages that a neighbourhood plan has to go through which are shown on our Neighbourhood planning step by step process web page. If an area is not listed, it is likely that no neighbourhood planning activity has started for that area.

If you are interested in pursuing neighbourhood planning we recommend you contact your local parish or town council in the first instance and before contacting us. If you are interested in setting up a neighbourhood forum in an unparished area, please contact us for more information.

PlaceLatest stage and documentsDocuments from previous stages
Brancepeth

Stage 1- neighbourhood area approved

Icon for pdf Brancepeth NA designation Approval Notice and Map (PDF, 484.2kb)

 
Cassop-cum-Quarrington

Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

 

Stage 6 - referendum

Stage 5 - independent examination

Examiner's report

Representations sent to the examiner: 

Questions raised by the examiner and responses:

Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation 

Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

Cotherstone

Stage 6 - referendum

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

Stage 5 - independent examination

Examiner's Report

Coxhoe

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 

Dene Valley

Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

 
Durham City

Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

Stage 6 - referendum

Stage 5 - independent examination

Examiner's report

Representations sent to the examiner:

    Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

    Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

    2017 draft

    Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

    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:

    Lanchester

    Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

     

      Stage 6 - referendum

      Stage 5 - independent examination

      Examiner's report

      Questions raised by the examiner and responses:

      Representations sent to the examiner:

      Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

      Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

      Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

      Middridge

      Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

       

      Oakenshaw

      Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

      Stage 6 - referendum

      Stage 5 - independent examination

      Examiners report:

      Representations sent to the examiner:

      Questions raised by the examiner and responses:

      Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

      Please visit Greater Willington Town Council to see the plan and supporting documents.

      Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

      Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

      Sedgefield

      Stage 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

      Latest draft

      Stage 6 - referendum

      Stage 5 - independent examination

      Examiners report:

      Questions raised by the examiner and responses:

      Representations sent to the examiner:

      Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

        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

        Startforth

        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 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

        Stage 6 - referendum

        Stage 5 - independent examination

        Questions raised by the examiner and responses:

        Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

        Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

        Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Neighbourhood areas approved

          The list below sets out neighbourhood areas which have been approved throughout the county.

          PlaceLatest stage and documents
          Barnard Castle

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Bearpark

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Eggleston

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Ferryhill

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Haswell

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Monk Hesleden

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Sherburn Village

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Shotton

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Stanley

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          Tow Law

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

          West Auckland

          Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

           

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