Neighbourhood Plan Submission Stage

Witton Gilbert Draft Neighbourhood Plan


What happens next?

The County Council will carry out a 6 week consultation. following which the Plan will be examined by an independent planning inspector appointed by Durham County Council who will ensure its compliance with the law, with national planning guidance and with the strategic policies of Durham County Council’s local plan.

The planning inspector can require amendments to be made or recommend that the Plan go forward for public referendum. Residents of Witton Gilbert Parish will have a vote on whether to accept or reject the plan. Should the community support the plan it will be formally adopted and become an integral part of the planning process when determining planning applications in the Parish.

We will keep you updated on progress on the website and in the community Newsletter.

Or you can view or down load the Plan by following this link:-

Neighbourhood Plan 2018 – 2033 Submission draft November 2018


can be made in writing either by completing the response form on this page or email  or you can also post your response to: 7 Hillside, Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6RB to arrive before 6pm on 27th February 2018.


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