CVNP AT EXAMINATION: October 2016

We have confirmation that the CVNP has now been submitted by B&NES for examination, complete with all comments that were submitted to B&NES during the reg 16 consultation. Those comments can be seen here:

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/Planning-and-Building-Control/Planning-Policy/NPP/chew_valley_np_reg_16_consultation_responses.pdf

The following link is to the B&NES website page for the CVNP:

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning-bnes/neighbourhood-0

 

CVNP PRE-SUBMISSION DRAFT PLAN: July 2016

The CVNP was submitted to B&NES on Tuesday 19th July 2016. The following is a list of the main documents, these can all be downloaded. (Please note that these documents include the various minor edits that were made as a result of the May 2016 consultation feedback.)

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENTS:

PRE-SUBMISSION DRAFT PLAN

The “Plan” document has been separated into 6 parts to make it easier to download:

29.1 MB: CVNP_Part_1_Policies (high resolution graphics)

7.8 MB: CVNP_Part_1_Policies (a reduced file with sub-standard graphics)

1.1 MB: CVNP_Part_2_Aspirations

1.8 MB: CVNP_Part_3_Appendices_1_and_2

8.8 MB: CVNP_Part_4_Appendix_3

14.0 MB: CVNP_Part_5_Appendix_4

1.0 MB: CVNP_Part_6_Glossary_and_What_Next

Alternative downloads

The whole document in low resolution, please note this compressed version has some graphic imperfections: 15.3 MB 16JulyCVNPDraftPreSubmissionReduced

Or - (if you are lucky enough to have a good internet connection) - the whole document in HIGH RESOLUTION: 53.1 MB 16JulyCVNPDraftPreSubmissionFull

 

Main supporting documents as submitted on 19th July:

Basic Conditions Statement

Policy Compliance Notice

Sustainability Appraisal

Consultation Statement

Consultation Response and Change Log


WHAT IS THE “PRE-SUBMISSION DRAFT PLAN”?

This is a full draft plan, it is a version that the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan steering group have  submitted to B&NES for review. B&NES will review the document and around late-July they will hold a further six week public consultation of the pre-submission draft Plan. Making allowances for holidays, the consultation will end late-September.


THE CONSULTATION:

As this is a B&NES consultation full information can be found on their website.

Click here to link to B&NES Neighbourhood Planning Page


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  •  The steering group will soon select an Examiner (a planning inspector) and when the B&NES consultation is finished the “submission draft” Plan will be sent to the examiner.
  •  Time scales become less clear here, however it is hoped that the examination will be completed by mid- November. 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 early in 2017.

Useful Poster explaining the next steps.


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).