What Is A Neighbourhood Plan?

A neighbourhood plan is a community led planning framework which will guide future development, regeneration and conservation in an area. People with passion and enthusiasm can use neighbourhood planning as a means to changing their neighbourhood for the better. Our neighbourhood plan is being led by a steering group, currently comprising 4 men and 5 women all of whom live in and love our locality. Should you have a skill, experience or something to offer please contact us, join us and be part of our neighbourhood planning.

How Are We Creating A Neighbourhood Plan?

The creation of a neighbourhood plan must follow certain steps laid down in the Localism Act of 2011. The steering group for Low Coniscliffe & Merrybent has applied for and received designation as a neighbourhood area. It has applied for and received its first grant. Three members of the steering group attended a one-day workshop provided by Locality to help with the process of creating the plan. A questionnaire which will gather the opinions of residents is now live on this website and paper copies will be made available to all residents in the near future. A drop-in information session is being held on 20th May and one was held in March.


Latest News : Our Neighbourhood Plan has now gone for referendum on 23rd May 2019


And Background Submission Papers

Our Referendum Leaflet available to

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