At the Easingwold Town Council meeting held on 21st January 2014 it was Resolved to create a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group for Easingwold and representative members of both the Council and Members of the Public were appointed. The proposed Designated Neighbourhood Area is an appropriate area for the Neighbourhood Plan as it is the whole of the administrative area of Easingwold Parish Council, served by the current Parish Councillors. It is a long established, well recognised and clearly defined area which includes both the Town centre and its surrounding rural countryside.
New development in this area is currently defined by the existing Local Development Framework (LDF) plan but this will be further enhanced by the production of the Easingwold Neighbourhood Plan. It will enable Easingwold residents to have a greater input on how they wish to see Easingwold evolve in the future, which areas are preferred for development, how infrastructure will need to be developed to accomodate increases in housing and how other facilities such as schools and medical services will need to evolve to keep up with growing population size.