Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Decisions on planning applications will be made using both the Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan, and any other material considerations. A Steering Committee has been set up for the Grouped Parish Area to oversee the formation of a Neighbourhood Plan. The minutes of these meetings can be downloaded from this page. This is very much an inclusive process and needs members of the community to be actively involved.
The Referendum for the Neighbourhood Plan has been agreed for 8 August and voting will take place in Broadwindsor, Blackdown and Drimpton at each respective village hall, between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.
If approved at the Referendum, the Neighbourhood Plan becomes a statutory part of the development plan for the area and will carry significant weight in how planning applications are decided. A number of hard copies of the Plan have been produced and will be made available at key community locations across the Grouped Parish area, such as the Community Shop. Eight hundred leaflets have also been printed and these will be hand delivered to every household. Please do go and vote!
At its meeting on 12 November, the Parish Council gave its approval for the Draft Neighbourhood Plan to go forward and be submitted for independent examination. As part of the examination of the plan, the independent examiner has to consider whether the plan meets certain basic conditions and satisfies legal requirements. The Plan has now been submitted and all documents can be viewed below.
EXTENDED CONSULTATION TO 24 SEPTEMBER
The consultation on the Pre-Submission Draft of the Neighbourhood Plan and updated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been extended to 24 September 2018. The Plan and SEA documents are available here online and can also be viewed at the Broadwindsor Community Shop and Drimpton Village Hall. Comments on the Draft Plan and SEA can be returned by post to Councillor Rowland Hibbard, Meadow View, Kittwhistle, Dorset, DT8 3LG, or emailed to email@example.com Please make sure that you make your comments known by 24 September 2018. If you have already commented and have no further comments to make, you do not need to take any further action.
PRE-SUBMISSION CONSULTATION – DEADLINE 27 JULY 2018
New Documents and Feedback Request
Please note that the Design Code ‘extract’ should be read in conjunction with the AECOM Design Guidelines document.
Your feedback is very much requested! Do you think that the Design Guidance would provide a good basis for future building designs and layouts in the Grouped Parish area, and if not what changes would you like to suggest?
Neighbourhood Plan Roadshow Feedback
The Chairman and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee would like to thank all those residents who attended the recent Road Shows and completed the questionnaire. Your time and effort is very much appreciated. The data from the questionnaires has been analysed and can be viewed below. Any questions or comments should be directed to the Clerk to the Parish Council in the first instance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Documentation
2018 Meeting Minutes
18 January 2018, View Minutes
26 February 2018, View Minutes
22 March 2018, View Minutes
16 April 2018, View Minutes
15 May 2018, View Minutes
6 August 2018, View Minutes
If you would like to find out more please contact Councillor Hibbard, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.