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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.

Neighbourhood Plan referendums

A Neighbourhood Planning Referendum will be held for Cassop-cum-Quarrington Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 23 September 2021. The referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections and ask whether you want us to use the Neighbourhood Plan to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area. 

A copy of the plan and an Information Statement, which details how you can take part, is appended below.  Further details are available in the 'progress to date' section of the webpage.

Current consultations

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

Cotherstone

Cotherstone Parish Council have submitted their Neighbourhood Plan proposal to Durham County Council in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011:

The consultation runs from 21 September to 16 November 2021.  Comments should be made to the County Council by 5.00pm on 16 November 2021 (see the notice for details).

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
Cassop-cum-Quarrington

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 4 - submission publicity and consultation

    Stage 1 - neighbourhood area approved

    Stage 3 - pre-submission publicity and consultation

    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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