On these pages you can find out about Coxhoe Parish Councils approaches to Neighbourhood Planning and Parish Planning.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a relatively new concept which allows communities to determine land use planning in the area as long it accords with the County Plan. The Parish Council has put a temporary hold on this due to current commitments but you can see what we have done so far here.
What is the Parish Plan?
Parish Plans are a non- statutory documents and are more to do with the provision of services and setting Parish Council priorities rather than land use planning. Coxhoe Parish Council’s second Parish Plan was ‘adopted ‘on 5th September 2012. The Parish Plan is a document which aided Coxhoe Parish Council to deliver its priorities, deliver its services and carry out its responsibilities over a five year period, from September 2012 to August 2017. The Parish Plan was produced on the basis of listening to the views of the community. The Plan had developed priorities as part of such community engagement. It includes both policies and proposals. It replaced the original Parish Plan which was approved back in 2005.
Within the Plan were a number of planning policies which were used by the Parish Council to respond to consultations on planning applications and other planning proposals. The plan is not a statutory planning document and the Local Planning Authority remains Durham County Council which are the consulting authority. However, the established policies assisted in informing the community and developers alike as to what likely stance the Parish Council will take where planning proposals came along.
The proposals within Parish Plan 2 were expanded upon in the two Action Plans that accompany the main document. These give details of the steps that would be taken to achieve the proposals and include details of who was responsible for delivering them. There was an Action Plan for Coxhoe and a separate one for Quarrington Hill. These were used by the Parish Council to monitor and review the delivery of Parish Plan 2. The Parish council considers that Parish Plan actions were fundamentally achieved. You can find out more about PP2 here.
Parish Plan 3
The Parish Council has now commenced work on Parish Plan 3. You can find out what is happening here or via the link below.
What you can also find out from this section of the website?
Within this section of the website you will be able to find out further information on:
- Details of Neighbourhood Planning and progress
- Details of the Parish Plan 1
- Information about progress against the current 2012-2017 plan
- Further details of how we went preparing Parish Plan 2;
- How we have progressed on the Neighbourhood Plan; and
- Access to a document library on neighbourhood planning
View the following pages:
- Coxhoe Parish Plan 2004-2010
- Progress Made against the 2004-2010 Parish Plan
- Planning for 2010 and Beyond
- Parish Plan 2 2012 -2017
- Progress on Parish Plan 2012 -2017
- Developing Parish Plan 3 2019 -2024
- Pursuing Neighbourhood Planning from 2015
- Pursuing Neighbourhood Planning Virtual Document Library
- County Durham Plan