Draft Neighbourhood Plan Submission

Witton Gilbert Neighbourhood Plan

Submission to Durham County Council

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan has now been formally submitted to Durham County Council and is subject to a further 6 week consultation before being examined by an independent planning inspector. The Draft Plan and all of the background papers and evidence are available, follow the link below.

Neighbourhood plan submission stage

The inspector will be appointed by Durham County Council to 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.