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.

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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