Final Plan to go to referendum

Newington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Results

Thursday 9th November 2023

93.6% voted in favour of Hull City Council using the Neighbourhood Plan for Newington to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

We are delighted to report that the Newington Neighbourhood Plan was overwhelming endorsed by the people of Newington at the referendum which took place on Thursday 9 November 2023. Thank you all for your support!

The plan is now part of the statutory development plan for the area and any planning applications must be determined in accordance with the development plan. This will involve engaging with Hull City Council Officers and making representations on planning applications as necessary. This may also involve engaging with developers and the Council in delivering community and environmental projects such as new community facilities or improvement of public spaces and additionally working towards the direct delivery of the legacy projects contained in the plan. In order to achieve this, we will be working within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding negotiated with Hull City Council as part of the development of the plan. This can be viewed and downloaded here.


 Where’s Newington?

Roughly the area on Anlaby Road between West Park and the Anlaby Road / Boothferry Road roundabout, Newington has been a recognised and distinctive area since the1620’s. Drained and built up in the 1850’s the boundary of Hull was extended into Newington in 1882.

 What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A neighbourhood plan sets out planning policies for an area. It permits communities to address issues related to land use and gives them the power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape its development and growth.

 Who wrote the Newington Neighbourhood Plan?

The Plan has taken some time to be developed and was written by a Forum of over 50 local people supported by key local organisations, Planning Consultants and Hull City Council Officers. The Forum consulted widely with the local community and organisations and met and held consultation events at numerous venues over several years.

 What is in the Newington Neighbourhood Plan?

The overall vision of the plan is to improve the local environment including the social, economic and cultural provision in the area. Key aims of the plan are; To create a cleaner, healthier environment; To protect the heritage of the area; To improve existing open spaces and safeguard public footpaths and cycle routes; To improve the appearance of poorly maintained land and buildings; To bring vacant sites and buildings back into use; To encourage the provision of new and refurbished housing and to develop employment and educational programmes. Additionally, there are several legacy projects built into the plan; to bring the former Premiere Bar back into use as a community music and events venue and to hold an Annual Festival in West Park.

How can I find out more or get involved?

Full copies of the Newington Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed and downloaded here.

Newington NNP A3 Map Referendum version 2023

For further information please call-in, telephone or email the Lonsdale community centre on:

(01482) 564691

You can download the NNP one page summary here.

You can see the minutes of previous meetings here.