CVNP Referendum: 16th Feb 2017
Referendum – Thursday 16th February
The following documents can be viewed in printed form:
It’s official, Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan has passed examination!
Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way!
The independent examiner found the plan ‘sound’ subject to a few modifications. These have now been incorporated and the Plan.
The steering committee have sent the Referendum Draft Plan to Bath & North East Somerset Council, who will arrange for a referendum in the New Year.
Click here to see the Referendum Plan: cvnp-referendumversion2lowres
(We hope the Neighbourhood Plan will receive the backing of 51% of voters, to enable it to be ‘made’ and brought into force, so the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan policies will be used in addition to existing planning policies in the National Planning Policy Framework and in the Bath & North East Somerset Council ‘Local Plan’ when determining planning applications.)
We have been notified by B&NES that the CVNP is now with the examiner.
All comments that went to B&NES during the regulation 16 consultation have also been submitted.
The B&NES website page for our plan is here:
It is a large plan to consider and it may well be a month before we have any more news.
Four CVs for Neighbourhood Planning examining inspectors were forwarded to CVNP Steering Group in August 2016 via B&NES by the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS).
There was a majority view that Mr Chris Collison was the preferred candidate especially because his specialities cover historic and rural settings. The steering group is delighted that NPIERS have confirmed to B&NES that Mr Chris Collison has agreed in principle to conduct the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan examination. He is currently scheduled to started on or around Monday 3rd October 2016.
We hope that our Plan is found to be Sound, or Sound with modifications.
The B&NES consultation started on Tuesday 26th July 2016 at 5pm and responses must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 20th September 2016. Please be aware that all representations will be publicly available.
Their webpage for the CVNP with full information and supporting documents is here:
After full agreement at the steering group meeting on Monday 18th July 2016 the CVNP was formally handed to B&NES on Tuesday 19th July 2016.
PREPARED AND AVAILABLE TO VIEW (IN A COMPRESSED FORM) HERE
Also the supporting documents are available.
Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the DRAFT plan.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?