Neighbourhood Plan – Time line and documents

2015:               TP and MT suggested to Parish Council that a Neighbourhood Development Plan would be a good idea for village to adopt in light of changing legislation.

Nov 2015:        Parish Council formally agreed that a Plan would be pursued.

Dec 2015:        Working Group set up, parish defined as proposed designated area for Plan. Charnwood approached formally and request submitted.

Jan- Apr 2016: Six week consultation completed and Parish designated as area for Neighbourhood Plan approved 27/4/16. Urban Imprint chosen as partners (then BPUD). Applied for grant. Precept for village approved £1000 for work.

July 2 2016:     Initial consultation with village. Deemed successful with approx. 10% of village attending along with James Poland, local businesses, Hoby and Seagrave representatives. Data collected in form of a SWOT analysis for collation and analysis by Urban Imprint. Some other residents showed interest in joining / helping Working Group. First grant approved for £5506

September 2016: Questionnaire sent to all households and businesses within Parish. Forms collected early October for analysis.

December 2016: Questionnaire analysis received and under review by Working Group. Technical baseline attached and landscape study (partial) attached. Date set as February 4th for consultation event.

February 4th 2017: Meeting to produce draft policies from analysis of questionnaire returns.

April / May 2017. Draft plan outline sent for Working Group to review. Amendments suggested and sent to Urban Imprint. Key maps of green spaces, assets, wildlife corridors, footpaths etc being prepared for Urban imprint to incorporate into draft.

June 27th 2017: Agreed changes for draft plan to be circulated to residents, businesses and statutory bodies.

July 17th 2017: Draft plan printed.

August 2017: Draft plan distributed. Consultation period for Regulation 14 28th July – 22nd September

September 9th 2017: Open event run by Urban Imprint and Working Group to allow residents to discuss the plan.

October: 2017 Results collated from open event and feedback forms and meeting with Charnwood Borough Council. A meeting is to be held by the group to agree any recommendations for changes to the plan and start to produce a document bundle for regulation 15 submission to Charnwood.