Neighbourhood plans

Communities can now prepare neighbourhood plans to influence the future of their areas. These allow communities to set out their vision for their local area and general planning policies to guide development in their neighbourhood.


Visit the Locality website to learn how to prepare a neighbourhood plan 

We realise that neighbourhood planning and the rules that communities need to follow can be complex so we have prepared a protocol to help communities decide whether to get involved in neighbourhood planning and help them in preparing a plan if they do.



You should contact us before the submission of details about the plan area and forum.

As part of preparing a neighbourhood plan, you will need to collect facts and figures about your area. Facts and figures can be found by visiting the Humber Data Observatory.

Visit Humber data observatory 


Neighbourhood plans progress

A number of neighbourhood plans are being produced in Hull. Information is available on specific community web sites although the Council has formally agreed to accept a number of plan areas and Forums covering parts of West Hull.

Newington neighbourhood plan

This is being progressed by consultants for the local Forum and is available to access via the following link. Further details will be available to view once this is submitted for independent testing.

Visit the Newington neighbourhood forum website 

Thornton neighbourhood plan

This is being progressed and has been submitted for final community consideration, prior to an independent examination of it and then a referendum to agree or reject the plan.

Visit the Thornton neighbourhood forum website

The submission version of the plan is available to access below along with the Policies Map. This can also be inspected  at The Octagon, Walker Street, Hull and the Wilson Centre, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AG, between now and 31 January 2018.


Please make any views in writing to us because we are co-ordinating these prior to consideration of the plan by an inspector. Please make these on the forms provided below by the 31 January 2018.


An inspectors report will be available following the examination.

The Wilson Centre
Alfred Gelder Street

Telephone - 01482 300 300

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