CVNP CONSULTATION DRAFT PLAN: May 2016

We are pleased to be able to release for public consultation our “Consultation Draft Plan” along with other associated documents. We have formed this based on the information we have gathered from local residents and businesses.

PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD ALL THE DOCUMENTS:

CONSULTATION DRAFT

1st May 2016, PDF Version: 57MB :  Consultation Draft Plan

Additional supporting documents also for consultation:

Basic Conditions Statement

Soundness Test

Sustainability Assessment

Other documents relating to the consultation:

Consultation Feedback Form

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WHAT IS THE “CONSULTATION DRAFT PLAN”?

This is a full draft plan, it is a version that the steering group feel would be appropriate for submission as the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan, based on all the evidence gathered to date. We hope that there will only be minimal changes after this consultation, that way this version can be submitted to Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) for them to submit to an examiner. This really is your plan, so please do let us know your views so that the steering group can ensure we get it right!


THE CONSULTATION:

The “Consultation Draft” of the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan is being consulted on, publicly, from 1st  May 2016 to 13th June 2016. CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED.

There will be full copies at various locations, with feedback forms, over the consultation period. For exact locations see your parish noticeboard or contact your Parish Clerk.We hope to include:

  • Chew Magna: Millennium Hall
  • Chew Stoke: Village Store
  • Compton Martin: Church and Ring O Bells
  • East Harptree: Village Store
  • Hinton Blewett: Church Porch
  • Ubley: Village Hall (lobby)
  • West Harptree: Village Store

WE ARE HOLDING THREE PUBLIC CONSULTATION SESSIONS

FEEL FREE TO COME TO ANY ONE

  • Wednesday 11th May, 6.30pm to  8pm at Woodford Lodge
  • Saturday 21st May, 10am to 12noon at Woodford Lodge
  • Monday 6th June, 6.30pm to  8pm at Woodford Lodge

You can discuss the policies and aspirations in The Plan with members of the steering group, we will have larger print maps on display and all the supporting documents.


WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK:

YOU CAN FILL IN or LEAVE FEEDBACK FORMS AT THE DROP-IN SESSIONS

Or you can download a feedback form from this site, here: consultationFeedbackForm (CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED)

Or you can feedback online via survey monkey, here: Online Feedback (CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED)

YOU CAN LEAVE FEEDBACK FORMS WITH THE FOLDERS, WITH ANY OF YOUR PARISH COUNCILLORS

OR BRING THEM TO OUR DROP-IN SESSION – THANK YOU, WE REALLY VALUE YOUR COMMENTS.


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  • Following this six week public consultation, there will be a period of two weeks during which time the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will review the feedback from the community and make any appropriate amendments to the draft Plan.
  •  Towards the end of June the Chew Valley Neighbourhood “pre-submission draft” Plan will be submitted to B&NES for review. B&NES will review the document and around mid-July they will hold a further six week public consultation of the pre-submission draft Plan. Making allowances for holidays, the consultation will end mid-September
  •  The steering group will then select an Examiner (a planning inspector) and the “submission draft” Plan will be sent to them for examination.
  •  Time scales become less clear here, however it is hoped that the examination will be completed by mid- October. On the assumption that the examiner finds the Plan “Sound” it can be taken forward for public referendum within the seven parishes. The Referendum on the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan requires a lead time of six week and is expected to take place either late 2016 or early 2017.

 

When finalised and adopted the policies within the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan will be legally binding as “material consideration” for all future planning applications in our 7 Parishes. They will be used in addition to existing planning controls in the National Planning Policy Framework and in the Bath & North East Somerset Council “Local Plan(1)”.

 

(1)The Local Plan comprises of 2 main documents: the Core Strategy (this sets out priorities for new homes and jobs across the whole of Bath & North East Somerset) and the Placemaking Plan (which looks at sites and details).