Deepings First

A neighbourhood plan for The Deepings

What is Deepings First?

Deepings FIRST is the joint Deepings Neighbourhood Planning Group covering the parishes of Market Deeping and Deeping St James. It is a community group working with the support of Market Deeping Town Council and Deeping St James Parish Council to take responsibility for the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan for your community.

Surveys – Summaries Now Available

Thank you to all those who completed surveys, the responses and feedback have now all been collated and analysed, They are available to download from the documents page.

Your input is vital to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan is a true reflection of what the people of the Deepings would like to see in terms of the development and growth of the area. The plan itself is currently being drafted and will be available for you see later this year. In the meantime we will keep you updated and nearer the time information of how to access the plan will be published here and in local newsletters.

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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). Read more about our vision for the Deepings based on our initial consultation.

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  • Area designation

  • Identify the issues

  • Developing a vision, objectives and key themes

  • Drafting the neighbourhood plan

  • Consultation for 6 weeks on the draft plan

  • Submitted to local authority - a further 6 weeks consultation

  • Independent examination

  • Referendum and making the plan