Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan


On 18 December 2020, Bassetlaw District Council received a joint application requesting the designation of the Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Area and accompanying Neighbourhood Forum, to be named Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Planning Group. Consultation on the applications is currently underway, as detailed below. 

Stage Date
Neighbourhood Area Designated  
Draft Plan Published  
Final Plan Submitted  
Examiner's Report Approved  


Formal Consultation - Designation Request (December 2020)

The Council is considering a joint application for the formal designation of the area outlined on the accompanying plan for the purposes of producing a neighbourhood plan (to be named Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Area), and for the designation of a neighbourhood forum relating to the same area (to be named Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Planning Group). If the latter designation is made, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

Consultation on the joint application runs for 7 weeks, commencing on Monday 21 December 2020 and concluding on Monday 8 February 2021. All documents can be viewed on the Council’s website at If you are unable to view the application via the website, please contact us on 01909 533 495 and we can discuss how to make the application details available to you.

Comments about the neighbourhood area or neighbourhood forum designation applications are welcomed, and should be made in writing via one of the following formats:


Post: Neighbourhood Planning, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts. S80 2AH.

 To guarantee that they will be considered by the Council, comments must be received no later than 5PM on Monday 8 February 2021. All comments made in relation to these applications will be made available for public inspection and copying.


Supporting Documents

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Pre-Designation Stage

Last Updated on Monday, December 21, 2020