News and updates
Overstone Neighbourhood Plan
Overstone Parish Council is currently consulting on their pre-submission Neigbourhood Plan (Regulation 14). The consultations from 19th October until midday on Tuesday 1st December 2020. More details and how you can comment on the neighbourhood plan can be found on the Overstone Parish Council website.
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.
In line with Government advice, all elections and referenda have been postponed until 6th May 2021. The Council will advise if this advice changes.
If you require further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.