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Decision details

To Approve the Renewal of the Designation of Dore Neighbourhood Forum

Decision Maker: Head of Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks approval for the renewal of the designation of the Dore Village Society as Dore Neighbourhood Forum (DNF) for a further five years in accordance with section 61G of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, to enable DNF to continue with the preparation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan.


That the Interim Head of Planning:-


(i) designates, with immediate effect from 16 October 2019, the Dore Neighbourhood Forum as set out in the application (see Background Paper 1 of the report) as the only neighbourhood forum for the Dore neighbourhood area for five years in accordance with section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and


(ii) will publicise the Dore Neighbourhood Forum designation in accordance with Regulations 7 and 10 respectively of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Reasons for the decision:

A local planning authority may designate an organisation (or indeed renew its designation) as a neighbourhood forum if the authority is satisfied that it meets certain conditions.  The forum application complies with the relevant criteria as summarised in paragraphs 1.10 and 4.3.1 to 4.3.3 of the report and so the Council may renew the designation of the neighbourhood forum and publicise it accordingly.


Alternative options considered:

Dore Village society is the only organisation which has applied to be the neighbourhood forum for the Dore neighbourhood area.  Only one forum can be designated for any neighbourhood area.   Consequently no alternative option has been proposed or considered.  If the Council is satisfied that the application complies with the Regulations then it may renew the designation of the neighbourhood forum.

Publication date: 17/10/2019

Date of decision: 16/10/2019

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