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Publication of the Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan


Hartlepool Borough Council invites representations on the Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2031, in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).


Elwick Parish Council as the qualifying body in conjunction with the Parish Councils of Greatham, Hart, Dalton Piercy and the Parish meeting of Newton Bewley (Hartlepool Rural Plan Working Group) has prepared a neighbourhood development plan, with the help of the local rural communities.


The Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan sets out the vision for the plan area over the next 15 years. It is built around the local distinctiveness of the rural area to generate a greater understanding of the community’s sense of place and wellbeing for the present community and for future generations. The Hartlepool Rural Plan Working Group has previously carried out consultation on the draft version of the plan and comments made during this time helped inform changes to the document submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council.


This publicity period, which will run between Monday, 20 February 2017 and Monday,

17 April 2017 is the final opportunity for you to have your say on this document before it is considered at independent examination. All comments received during this period will be forwarded to the Independent Examiner, appointed by the Council in agreement with the qualifying body.


During the publicity period, the Hartlepool Rural Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documentation are available to view on the Council’s website:



The documents will also be available to view in the following venues:

• Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY

  (08.30 – 17.00 Mon – Thurs / 08.30 – 16.30 Friday)

• Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE

• Elwick WI Hall, The Green, Elwick, Hartlepool, TS27 3EF

• The Spotted Cow, 31 The Green, Elwick, Hartlepool, TS27 3EF

• Greatham Post Office, 4a Woodbine Terrace, Greatham, TS25 2ET

• Hart Village Hall, Front Street, Hartlepool, TS27 3AW

• The Blue Bells, Newton Bewley, TS22 5PQ


Representations should arrive no later than 5.00pm on 17 April 2017 and be sent to:

Community Safety & Engagement Team, Hartlepool Borough Council, Civic Centre,

Victoria Road, Hartlepool. TS24 8AY

Or e-mailed to community.safety@hartlepool.gov.uk


Please note: if you wish to be informed of the Council’s decision on the neighbourhood plan proposal under Regulation 19, then please state this within your representation.

If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Tracy Rowe on the above email or by phoning 01429 523100.


For further information and comments

Visit: http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk