Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Forum wish to thank everyone who responded to the recent public consultation on their Draft Neighbourhood Plan which was held in November and December last year. The draft Plan is based on the views of the people who live, study, work, or run a business in Durham City and the public consultation provided an opportunity for people to support the Plan policies or to propose amendments to be incorporated in the finished Plan.
Roger Cornwell, Chair of the Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Forum, said ‘We have been heartened by responses not only from the public but from many statutory bodies, most significantly Durham County Council, who, while they have raised some significant issues, have offered their support and are committed to help us to proceed to the final stages of completing the Plan’.
‘We have been delighted by the overall incredibly positive response to the Plan; and we can see that people have fully engaged through the breadth and depth of their responses’, commented Sue Childs. Sue leads the working group in charge of analysing the responses. She explained that the next task is to collate all the responses and place them in the public domain, then to analyse them and amend the draft plan as applicable. The resulting Neighbourhood Plan will be placed in the public domain on the Neighbourhood Plan’s website. The finished Plan will be sent to a planning inspector, and once passed, becomes a statutory document following a public referendum.
Forum press release 9 January 2018