Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan


The 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. A modification to the Neighbourhood Area, extending the boundary to incorporate the full extent of Bridgegate and environs, was approved by Bassetlaw District Council on 23 September 2021.

Independent examination of the Neighbourhood Plan concluded on 21 May 2024, and the Examination Report and the proposal to host public and business referendums on the Neighbourhood Plan are due to be considered by the District Council on 25 July 2024. 


Stage Date
Neighbourhood Area Designated / Neighbourhood Forum Designated 4 March 2021 (Area Modified 23 September 2021)
Pre-Submission Draft Plan Published 24 July 2023 
Submission Draft Plan Published 4 January 2024 
Examiner's Report Approved Pending 


Supporting Documents

The documents below are grouped according to their stage in the development process, with the most recent stage listed first.

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Examination Stage (February - May 2024)

Submission Draft Stage (Early 2024)

Pre-Submission Draft Stage (Summer 2023)

Potential Development Sites and Local Green Spaces Consultation (February 2023)

Potential Development Sites: Maps and Assessments

Neighbourhood Area Modification (Summer 2021)

Designation Stage (March 2021)

Pre-Designation Stage (Late 2020 - Early 2021)

Last Updated on Monday, June 10, 2024