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.

Consultation on Final Documents

As the process of producing the plan nears completion we now need to consult the community on the draft plan and its proposals.  If you would first like to review the survey analysis that led to this stage you can access previous activity on the documents page.

The public consultation period will run from the 12th of October until the 2nd of December 2019

You can download the final documents from the links below. When you have read them please use the submit your feedback link to give us your opinion. 

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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