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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.

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 7 - neighbourhood plan is adopted

      Stage 6 - referendum

      Stage 5 - independent examination

      Examiner's Report

      Stage 4 - submission publicity and consultation

      Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

      Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

      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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