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Deepings Neighbourhood Plan won support from voters at May 6 local elections

A detailed document to guide development, created over a period of five years by dedicated volunteers, has won support from voters.

The Deepings Neighbourhood Plan, put together by elected members of Market Deeping Town Council and Deeping St James Parish Council, was designed to ensure planning applications conform to locally devised policies.

The document was approved by the majority of voters at yesterday's local election and will be used in conjunction with South Kesteven District Council’s Local Plan, until 2036.

David Shelton holds a copy of the Deepings Neighbourhood Plan
David Shelton holds a copy of the Deepings Neighbourhood Plan

A total of 336 voters opposed the plans while 3,127 showed their support, it was revealed at the count today (May 7).

Chairman of the Deepings Neighbourhood Plan group and town councillor, David Shelton, said: "I would like to say a big thank you to all the people who voted, the team of volunteers who worked with me for five years to actually get to this situation, and the planning department at South Kesteven District Council."

He added: "It's a success but now the work is in implementing, monitoring and reviewing, so it is an ongoing thing."

Market Deeping
Market Deeping

The Deepings Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.

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