Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan


Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Area was designated by Bassetlaw District Council on 4 March 2021, alongside the designation of Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Planning Group as the associated Neighbourhood Forum for the area. The Neighbourhood Area has been designated as a business area, in recognition of the proportion of business interests. Work to develop the Neighbourhood Plan is now underway, including consultation on a proposed extension of the Neighbourhood Area (see below). 

Stage Date
Neighbourhood Area Designated / Neighbourhood Forum Designated  4 March 2021
Draft Plan Published  
Final Plan Submitted  
Examiner's Report Approved  


Consultation on Proposed Neighbourhood Area Extension (Summer 2021)

Bassetlaw District Council is currently considering an application for a proposed extension to the existing Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Area, as submitted by Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Planning Group. A map details the relationship between the existing and proposed boundaries in full. The consultation runs for 7 weeks, commencing on Monday 21 June 2021, and concluding on Monday 9 August 2021

Comments about this application are welcomed, and should be made in writing via one of the following formats:


Post: Neighbourhood Planning, Bassetlaw District Council, 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 9 August 2021. All comments made in relation to this application will be made available for public inspection and copying.

Next Steps

Once the consultation has concluded, the District Council will consider any comments received as part of the determination of the application, with a view to making a recommendation to Members. It is anticipated that this will be tabled for consideration at the Full Council meeting in September 2021. 

Data Protection

Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) Bassetlaw District Council, Queen’s Building, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH is a Data Controller for the information it holds about you. The Council will hold the personal information provided by you for the purpose of the Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan and any response you provide will be published at the end of the consultation and/or shared with third parties, but with personal details removed. The lawful basis under which the Council uses personal data for this purpose is consent. For more information about how the Council may use your data and to learn more about your rights please see the Council’s Privacy Statement at

Supporting Documents

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Pre-Designation Stage (Late 2020 - Early 2021)

Designation Stage (March 2021)

Neighbourhood Area Extension Consultation (Summer 2021)

Last Updated on Monday, June 21, 2021