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Marton West Neighbourhood Plan

Marton West Neighbourhood Plan – adopted (‘made’)

Following a positive result in the referendum held on 20 October 2016, Middlesbrough Council ‘made’ the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan part of its Development Plan, at its Council meeting on 30 November 2016.

This means that the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan, along with the Borough’s Development Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework, and other associated supplementary planning documentation will be used to determine planning applications within the designated area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan.

The adopted version of the Neighbourhood Plan, can be found below.

Marton West - Neighbourhood Plan - December 2016 - 2029 - Adopted Version

Marton West Neighbourhood Plan – referendum result

A referendum relating to the adoption of the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 20 October 2016.

The question asked in the referendum was: 

Do you want Middlesbrough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Marton West to help it decide planning applications in the Marton West neighbourhood area?  

The referendum was conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.

The result of the referendum was as follows:

605 votes in favour
71 votes against

The ward electorate is 4335, giving a turn-out for the referendum of 15.62%.

A report is being prepared to seek adoption of the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan by the council. It's expected that the report will go before the full council at the end of November 2016.

A copy of the plan and all associated documents can be found below under heading Marton West Neighbourhood Plan – independent examiner, examination and decision statement.


Submitted Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum applications - decisions

Consultation Statement, Neighbourhood Area Map, and Forum Constitution

Executive Minutes (18 June 2013) - approval of the Marton West Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum

Public Notice - approval of the application to create the Marton West Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum


Approved Neighbourhood Areas and Neighbourhood Forums

The Marton West Neighbourhood Area designation and Marton West Neighbourhood Plan Forum were approved by Middlesbrough Council's Executive on 18 June 2013.

Neighbourhood Area application

Neighbourhood Plan Forum

Neighbourhood Forum application

Aims and objectives of the proposed Marton West Neighbourhood Area and Forum

Neighbourhood Plan Forum Constitution

For further information about the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan Forum, please contact:

Cllr. Chris Hobson
Phone: 01642 313154
EmailChris_Hobson@middlesbrough.gov.uk
Post: 16 Buxton Avenue, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8LP


Pre-submission consultation Neighbourhood Plans

None.


Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

Marton West Neighbourhood Forum submitted its Neighbourhood Plan and supporting evidence to the council on 7 December 2015.  The submitted documentation includes:

1. a proposed Neighbourhood Plan;

2. a map, forming part of the above Plan, identifying the area to which the proposed Neighbourhood Plan relates;

3. a Consultation Statement explaining who was consulted, and how concerns were dealt with; and,

4. a Basic Conditions Statement explaining how the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the requirements set out in legislation and environmental matters.


Marton West Neighbourhood Plan - submitted consultation

Under the Localism Act 2011 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the council held a six-week public consultation event within the Marton West Ward from Friday 15 January to Thursday 25 February 2016.

As part of the above consultation event the council contacted relevant statutory consultees, amenity groups, residents and other stakeholders who had requested to be kept informed about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. The submitted draft Plan was also placed on the council's Consultation Portal and website. A press release was also placed in the local newspaper informing residents and stakeholders about the consultation, how they can obtain a copy of the draft Plan, and how to comment. 

At the close of the consultation period the Council had received 19 responses.  A summary of these responses can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF document below.

View a summary of responses to the submitted consultation.


Marton West Neighbourhood Plan - independent examiner, examination and decision statement

The council, in consultation with the Marton West Neighbourhood Forum, appointed Rosemary Kidd DipTP, MRTPI of Rosemary Kidd Planning Consultants to carry out an examination into the submitted draft Marton West Neighbourhood Plan. The independent examiner commenced the examination into the submitted draft Plan on 6 April 2016.

The independent examiner's report comprehensively explored the issues and policies of the draft Plan. The examiner concluded that the draft Plan and its policies, subject to recommended modifications, satisfies the Basic Conditions and other legal requirements, and can proceed to referendum. View the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan - modified version.

View the Decision Statement which notifies that the Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to referendum.

View the Notice of Referendum - Marton West (PDF) and the Marton West planning referendum - information for voters (PDF).


If you have any queries regarding Neighbourhood Planning, or wish to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan, please contact:
Phone: 01642 729065
Emailplanningpolicy@middlesbrough.gov.uk