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A Neighbourhood Plan for Strensall with Towthorpe

Published Monday, 15 November 2021

Strensall with Towthorpe Parish Council has formally submitted the Strensall with Towthorpe Neighbourhood Plan for examination.

Government rules introduced in 2012 give local communities greater powers to create their own plans and policies. As part of the Localism Act 2011, local communities are encouraged to come together to get more involved in planning for their areas by producing plans, which are designed to guide new development.

As the Local Planning Authority, City of York Council has been working closely with Strensall with Towthorpe Parish Council in an advisory capacity to support them throughout the various stages of preparing their Neighbourhood Plan.

Prior to examination, it is the council’s responsibility to publicise the Strensall with Towthorpe Neighbourhood Plan and background documents to allow people who live, work and carry out business in the area to make representation. This period will be from Monday 15 November 2021 to Friday 7 January 2022, 5.00pm.

Residents, businesses, statutory bodies and other interested parties are being asked for their views on the next stage of the plan.

Plans must have regard to national planning policy, be in general conformity with strategic policies in the development plan for the area and must be compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements. This will be tested at the independent examination following the consultation.

York’s Local Plan was submitted for Examination on 25 May 2018 and the Strensall with Towthorpe Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared in conformity with the emerging Local Plan.

You can find more information about the Neighbourhood Plan online, and responses can be emailed to