We have decided to prepare a Growth Plan for Creswell. The Growth Plan will be a dedicated plan for Creswell, setting out plans for how Creswell could grow and prosper over the next five years and beyond. It will cover issues such as living and working in Creswell, and will particularly focus on the village centre and environmental issues.
As we have an up-to-date Local Plan which doesn’t need to be reviewed for several years, the Creswell Growth Plan will be a non-statutory planning document that will sit on top of the Local Plan for Bolsover District. It is intended that the Growth Plan will be adopted as a material consideration in our planning processes.
What happened previously?
We started the preparation of the Creswell Growth Plan in April 2022 and ran an initial consultation exercise during June 2022. Feedback on what the people of Creswell said during this consultation exercise is set out in the Creswell Growth Plan Newsletter 1.
Following this exercise, we ran a second stage of consultation during January / February 2023 which focussed on masterplanning to understand what land uses the people of Creswell thought any growth in the town should include.
The feedback from this exercise is still being considered and will inform the next stage of the preparation of the Creswell Growth Plan. However, we will be providing some of the feedback via a virtual reality showcase event to be held in Creswell in May / June 2023 and more information will be provided here in due course.
Timetable going forward
The timetable for the next stages of the preparation of the Creswell Growth Plan is as follows:
- July 2023 – Consultation on draft Creswell Growth Plan
- December 2023 – Adoption of Creswell Growth Plan