Dinnington Neighbourhood Plan
We are a community group established in July 2016 with the aim of creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Dinnington. This is the chance for Dinnington people to have a say in how they wish their town to develop in the future. The plan, which could take approximately 18 months to complete, will look at numerous areas affecting all Dinnington residents, including housing, retail/shopping, employment, the built environment, the natural environment, transport and community facilities.
A working group of 15 volunteers from across the Dinnington community, led by the Chair of Dinnington St John's Town Council, Councillor Dave Smith, will look at each of these areas in the coming months and will consult widely with the public. The group will open their findings and recommendations for public consultation before finally putting the completed plan to the Dinnington public for approval by way of a referendum. Once the Plan is passed by a referendum, it becomes 'adopted' and any future developments in the area will have to comply with the Plan.
Whilst the Working Group volunteers will be the ones undertaking the work, it will be impossible for them to complete their task without the input of the local residents and business owners; we therefore request you get involved where you can and keep checking this website for information on developments, planned events, consultations etc.
Dinnington is the first community in Rotherham to commence the development of its own Neighbourhood Plan, although close to 2000 are currently being developed, or already have been developed, across the country. Many communities are already feeling the benefit of adopted plans with a wide variety of issues unique to each community that have been a source of angst for many years being able to be addressed to the satisfaction of local residents.