Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the DRAFT plan.

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.
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