Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area

Neighbourhood Plan

In April 2013 Dunnington Parish Council applied for “designation of a Neighbourhood Plan area” which, following consultation with the people who lived, worked and conducted business in the area, was approved in September 2014. Work then continued on the Neighbourhood Plan during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

However, in late 2015 the Parish Council decided to suspend work on the Neighbourhood Plan until it had more certainty on the outcome of the City of York Council Local Plan. During the consultation period of the City of York Council Local Plan the Parish Council submitted responses to the several proposals affecting the Parish. These submissions can be found on the Local Plan page of the Parish Council website.

Following submission of the City of York Council Local Plan in May last year to the Government Inspector we now had a degree of certainty, so far as it impacted on the Parish, and it was decided to recommence work on the Neighbourhood Plan.

There are two main benefits of having an approved Neighbourhood Plan. It will give the Parish Council some say in any proposed development within the Parish and the Parish Council may also receive 25% of any CIL payments received from certain developments undertaken in the Parish to be spent on items that will benefit the Parish. (If you follow this link it will explain what a CIL payment is about)

A working group, made up of Parish Councillors and residents, has been meeting regularly and, using the previous work that had already been undertaken on the Neighbourhood Plan, have now progressed matters to the point where a draft document will be available for preliminary consultation.

Arrangements have been made to view the document in the Reading Room on Saturday 26 October 2019 between 10.00 and 14.00 hours where you will also have the opportunity to discuss the matter with members of the working group.

Please come along we would like to see as many of you as possible.