The Parish Council has been given the opportunity to try and help shape the future of the local area by producing a Neighbourhood Plan. When all stages are complete it will form part of the Development Plan for Durham County Council. Any planning application for new development must be considered according to this plan.
In April 2012 the Government gave powers to local communities via a Neighbourhood Plan to say what they want to see within their own local area. It is an opportunity to influence and guide not only future development and growth, but also to protect important community landmarks and landscapes.
This is a community plan, and every resident has the opportunity to contribute to its development; to put forward views on what they want to see happen and just as important, what they don’t want to see. It is a unique opportunity to produce guidelines about what we want to see develop and maintain over the next 15 years.
This is your village and we need you to help us all shape the future of our community together with policies that emerged from the Parish Plan consultation in 2012.
If you would like to be involved please contact us at 7 Hillside Witton Gilbert, or by calling George Thompson on 0191 3711808 or drop us an email at email@example.com and lookout for further community engagement events