News and updates
The Council and Clipston Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner to undertake the examination for the Clipston Neighbourhood Plan. More details can be found via this link.
The Council and Overstone Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner to undertake the examination for the Overstone Neighbourhood Development Plan. More details can be found via this link.
The Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Area was designated on 18 March 2021. More details can be found via this link.
Neighbourhood Plan Review Toolkit
The Council has produced a toolkit to assist neighbourhood plan groups with "made" plans to consider if a review is needed, the type of review required and the process involved. More details can be found via this link.
Advice on consultation and referenda
Groups who are considering undertaking formal consultation on draft neighbourhood plans (Regulation 14) should consider how this can be undertaken in a way that will help combat the spread of coronavirus. The Government has issued temporary revised guidance which dispenses with the need for face to face exhibitions and to make available hard copies of the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents. Groups will still need to ensure that they are able to satisfy the Regulations to bring the consultation to the attention of people who live, work and carry on business in the neighbourhood area. This may involve the use of different or innovative methods.
You can access the Government's guidance regarding neighbourhood plans here.
Any groups wishing to submit their plans for Regulation 16 consultation should contact the Council in advance to discuss timescales and how this will be undertaken in line with the latest Government guidance.
If you require further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.