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 is currently undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. You can find more information on the Neighbourhood Planning 2020 to 2021 page
Find out where we got in Pursuing Neighbourhood Planning from 2015
What is the Parish Plan?
Parish Plans are 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 5 September 2012. The Parish Plan is a document which aided Coxhoe Parish Council to deliver its priorities. It also helps to deliver services and carry out responsibilities over a five year period. 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, Coxhoe Parish Plan 2004 to 2010 which was approved back in 2005.
The second Parish Plan was approved in 2012. 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. The Local Planning Authority remains Durham County Council which are the consulting authority. However, the established policies help 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. They 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 Parish Plan 2 2012 to 2017
Parish Plan 3
The Parish Council has now commenced work on Parish Plan 3. Find out about how we are Developing Parish Plan 3 2019 to 2024
What you can also find out from this section of the website?
on the following pages you can find out more about neighbourhood and parish planning
- Coxhoe Parish Plan 2004 to 2010
- Progress Made against the 2004 to 2010 Parish Plan
- Planning for 2010 and Beyond
- Parish Plan 2 2012 to 2017
- Progress on Parish Plan 2012 to 2017
- Developing Parish Plan 3 2019 to 2024
- Pursuing Neighbourhood Planning from 2015
- Pursuing Neighbourhood Planning Virtual Document Library
- County Durham Plan