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Gainsborough Neighbourhood Plan

Rediscovering A Gainsborough For Everyone

What is a Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Plan is a new way of enabling the local community to influence the planning of an area in which they live and work. Neighbourhood Plans enable local people to take a more active role in the development of planning policies that reflect local people’s needs and aspirations. Neighbourhood Plans can be used to decide where new homes, shops and offices should be built, influence what new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, it can also be used to grant planning permission for the new buildings that local people want to see. These powers have been given to local communities by the Localism Act (2011).

Further information on Neighbourhood Planning can be found at the Government website


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The Process and Timeline

  • Jan 2017

    Area designation

  • June 2017

    Identify the issues

  • July - Sept 2017

    Developing a vision, objectives and key themes

  • October 2017

    Drafting the neighbourhood plan

  • Jan - March 2018

    Consultation for 6 weeks on the draft plan

  • June - Aug 2018

    Submitted to local authority - a further 6 weeks consultation

  • November 2018

    Independent examination

  • Dec 2018

    Referendum and making the plan