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 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 this website.

Following submission of the City of York Council Local Plan in May this year to the Government Inspector we now have a certain amount of certainty, so far as it impacts on the Parish, and the Parish Council has therefore 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 several Parish Councillors and one resident, has met and agreed to use the previous work that had already been undertaken on the Neighbourhood Plan as a basis to progress matters. It is accepted however that there is still a lot of work to undertake and it is anticipated that it will take at least twelve months to complete a full Neighbourhood Plan ready for submission to the City of York Council for adoption.

Any progress updates can be found in the minutes of the monthly Parish Council meetings and also on the Parish Council website from time to time.