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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.

The Deepings Neighbourhood Plan Group will soon be moving to a new website.  In the next stage we will be focusing on Implementation, Monitoring, and Review of the Plan, as well as making progress with the projects identified in the Plan.


Thank you for voting in the Referendum on 6th May.  The people of the Deepings have voted overwhelmingly to support the Deepings Neighbourhood Plan.  The 16 policies in the Plan now have legal status and will be used to guide development within the Deepings area.

This Deepings First website remains online for the foreseeable future for information and as a record of the activities involved in the production of the Plan. 


The Plan has been achieved through local consultations
The final Neighbourhood Plan is available on the SKDC website
There are now 16 new Neighbourhood Plan Policies
'The Deepings Neighbourhood Plan Group' is our new name

All the appendices and additional documents are available under the documents tab.

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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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**Success for the Deepings Neighbourhood Plan**

The Deepings Green Walk

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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