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Whitburn Neighbourhood Planning

Public consultation on the Whitburn Neighbourhood Plan Submission draft

The Public consultation on the Whitburn Neighbourhood Plan Submission draft is now closed.

The Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum have submitted the Submission draft Neighbourhood Plan to the Council and residents and organisations were invited to comment on it.

Public consultation on the Submission draft Whitburn Neighbourhood Plan

The Whitburn Neighbourhood Area and corresponding Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum were formally designated in January 2017 for the purposes of the local community carrying out Neighbourhood Planning activities in the Whitburn area of South Tyneside.

Cabinet Report - Whitburn Neighbourhood Planning Area and Forum Designation (25 Jan. 2017)1.33MB 

Whitburn Neighbourhood Area Map7.0MB

Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum Written Constitution248.13KB

The Neighbourhood Forum designation lasts for a period of five years (or until it is withdrawn), during which time no other organisation or body may be designated for the purposes of carrying out Neighbourhood Planning in this Neighbourhood Area. 

Any Neighbourhood Plan prepared by the local community would ultimately form part of South Tyneside Council's statutory Local Plan once it has successfully undergone formal public consultation, independent examination and a community referendum, and thus it must be in accordance with the strategic elements of the emerging new Local Plan.  

See also Neighbourhood Planning and our 5 Steps Guide to Neighbourhood Planning.

Contacting the Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum

The Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum may be contacted at, via their Facebook page, or by post:

c/o Mr. Philip Leaf  - Chairman, Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum

87 Shearwater


Tyne & Wear


Application for the Designation of a Whitburn Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum

The prospective Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum's application was originally received on 27 September 2016, with updated membership and supporting equality and diversity information for their proposed Neighbourhood Forum received on 19 October 2016, and a refined Neighbourhood Area map received on 28 October 2016.  The application was considered to satisfy the legal requirements and as such the Council was legally required to publicise their application for a period of 6 weeks (which took place between 7 November - 20 December 2016), before deciding upon potential designation - a decision on formal designation was required to be made within 13 weeks of the start of consultation (ie. by 8 February 2017).

Covering Letter19.05KB

Whitburn Neighbourhood Area Application Statement89.23KB

Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum Application Statement73.44KB

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