Have your say on the future of Doncaster

Doncaster Council have asked residents for their input on new proposals around planning, we’ve reproduced some of their information below and included the links that should give you the background and the potential choices.


Doncaster Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will have a big influence on the amount and location of new development across the borough in the period up to 2032 and this summer, they need your views.

This consultation is a key stage in the process of preparing the Local Plan and is mainly concerned with where, in broad terms, new development should be located across the borough. It is not, at this stage, concerned with which sites should be developed but following this consultation a strategic direction will be agreed and this will very much influence decisions about which sites are developed.

The new Local Plan, once agreed will set out the strategy for housing and employment development throughout the Borough from 2016 to 2032.

There are broadly 3 OPTIONS being considered:

Option 1:         Very similar to the existing Local Development Framework

Option 2:         Concentrating development in and around the main towns in the Borough

Option 3:         A more dispersed approach with development in villages as well as towns


As part of the new Local Plan DMBC has called on organisations (primarily developers) to register sites for housing and employment development; there are a number of sites listed in and around Finningley village.  If all the sites became available for development your Parish Council is concerned about the sustainability of the possible increase in houses and residents, the loss of our “village” identity and the merging of the village with neighbouring villages.

The closing date for the “consultation” is September 7th 2015.   We urge as many residents as are able to access and complete the surveys to do so.

There are 2 surveys:

  • Vision, Aims and Objectives
  • Issues and Options

Issues and Options

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How to feedback

DMBC would like to hear your views and would be grateful if you could complete the following online questionnaire:

On-line responses are DMBC’s preferred method, however they will still accept written letters that are sent to them at their postal address FAO Local Plans Team, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU but will be unable to acknowledge them unless an e-mail address is provided.

The consultation commences on Monday 13 July and will run for 8 weeks.

You can find out more detail on Doncaster Council’s website here

Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 7 September 2015