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Marton West Neighbourhood Plan

Marton West modified Neighbourhood Plan – consultation event: 14 September to 26 October 2020

The current Marton West Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in 2016, following an independent examination and successful referendum. Since 2016 Marton West has undergone a number of changes, including a ward boundary change, which resulted in the De Brus Park area being incorporated into the ward boundary.

As a consequence of these changes the Marton West Neighbourhood Forum has reviewed and updated the adopted 2016 Neighbourhood Plan. The Forum submitted its modified Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documentation (see below) to the council on 18 July 2020.

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning legislation, we will run a six week public consultation event from Monday 14 September to Monday 26 October 2020, before undertaking an independent public examination into the modified Plan.

If you wish to comment on the modified Plan, the easiest way to respond is to complete the online response form.

You can also respond by sending your comments by email to

All representations must be sent by 5pm on Monday 26 October 2020.

If you need help or more information about the consultation, please contact us by email to or call 01642 729065.

To comply with data protection, some of the submitted documents listed below have been redacted to remove personal data, such as home and email addresses.


Marton West draft Neighbourhood Plan - notification of consultation (PDF)

Consultation response form - printable copy (PDF)

2016 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

2016 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.

2016 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

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