Notice of publication of Durham City Neighbourhood Plan proposal under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011
You will recall being consulted on the draft Durham City Neighbourhood Plan in the Spring of 2019.
The Neighbourhood Plan sets down guidance for development within the City of Durham Parish over the next 15 years. The Plan has been developed by the Parish Council incorporating feedback from residents, businesses and interested parties and from the review of a range of supporting documents. It is a comprehensive plan including policies on Sustainable Development, Historic Environment, Green Infrastructure, Employment and Town Centres, Housing, Transport, and Community Facilities.
The Durham City Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the submission draft stage, the final consultation before it undergoes an examination by an independent examiner. If approved by the examiner, a referendum will then be held in the Parish to decide if it should be adopted as part of the statutory Development Plan for the area.
The submission consultation is run by Durham County Council, who will publicise the Plan and its supporting documents for comment from Monday 6 January 2020 to Monday 17 February 2020. The plan and supporting documents can be seen online at http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/18184/Neighbourhood-planning-what-s-happening-and on the Parish Council website Neighbourhood Plan page: http://npf.durhamcity.org.uk/the-plan/
Hard copies are available for inspection at:
The County Council Offices, Durham County Council, County Hall, DH1 5UZ (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm)
Clayport Library, 8 Millennium Pl, Durham, DH1 1WA
(Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 7pm; Saturdays 9 am – 5pm)
Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ
(Monday to Friday 9am – 5:00pm)
If you are unable to view the plan at either venue please contact the Spatial Policy Team (details below) and we will arrange for a copy to be posted out to you free of charge.
Having your say
Representations may be made by a number of methods:
Telephone: 03000 261908
Post: Spatial Policy (Rm 4/24-35), Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UQ
Comments must be received by 5pm 17 February 2020
Any representations may include a request to be notified regarding Durham County Council’s decision under Regulation 19 to “make” the submitted Durham City Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan for County Durham.