The Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to public referendum. The referendum will be held on Thursday 22 February 2018 between 7am-10pm. The referendum will be held solely within Dalston Parish, at the usual polling stations (Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill and Victory Hall, Dalston).
The referendum will be a simple yes/no question, as outlined by national guidelines: "Do you want Carlisle City Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Dalston Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area". Anyone within the Parish of Dalston, who is registered to vote, will be eligible to vote in this referendum.
Should more than 50% of voters support the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan, then it will be adopted by Carlisle City Council as part of the Development Plan and used as policy to inform planning decisions within the Parish.
Consultation on the Submission draft of the Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan closed on 17:00 on Tuesday 29 August 2017. The Independent Examiner, Chris Collison, has considered the responses received and has officially reached a decision on whether or not the Plan has met the basic conditions and is legally compliant, as outlined in the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012).
The Council has now received the Examiner's Report, which is available to download below. The Examiner has recommended that the Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan, subject to a number of modifications also detailed in the report, proceed to public referendum.
The evidence base supporting the emerging Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan will continue to be available to view here.
Carlisle City Council has approved the designation of the parish of Dalston as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
The area to which the designation relates is the whole of the parish of Dalston, as identified in the application plus map available as a PDF download below. No comments were received on this application from members of the public during a six week consultation period from 1 July 2013 to 12 August 2013.
This designation sets out the area which the Dalston Neighbourhood Plan will cover, no other neighbourhood plans being permitted in that area.
For more information, please visit the Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan.