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Neighbourhood planning

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Consultation on Application for Designation of Barton upon Humber Neighbourhood Area

North Lincolnshire Council has received an application from Barton Town Council to formally designate their parish as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. Under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (Amended 2016), the council is required to publicise this application and allow the local community and other important bodies to make comments over a six-week period.

Barton Neighbourhood Area consultation notice [pdf, 1.2mb]

Barton Area Designation Application [549, kb]

Comments should be made by 4:30pm on Friday 27th March 2020 – any received after this date will not be accepted.

The link below provides an opportunity to make any such comments.

Barton survey or alternately you can download and return the survey here [docx, 29kb].

Consultation on Application for Designation of Haxey Neighbourhood Area

North Lincolnshire Council has received an application from Haxey Parish Council to formally designate their parish as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. Under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (Amended 2016), the council is required to publicise this application and allow the local community and other important bodies to make comments over a six-week period.

Haxey Neighbourhood Area Consultation Notice [pdf, 1.2mb]

Haxey Area Designation Application [549, kb]

Comments should be made by 4:30pm on Friday 27th March 2020 – any received after this date will not be accepted.

The link below provides an opportunity to make any such comments.

Haxey survey or alternately you can download and return the survey here  [docx, 29kb].

 

The Localism Act 2011 brought about reforms to the planning system in England which give communities more control and influence over their area and how it should develop. The main tool for doing this is the community-led Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood planning allows residents, employees and businesses to come together through a local town or parish council, or neighbourhood forum, to say where, for example, they think new houses, businesses and shops should go and what they should look like.

Neighbourhood planning is not compulsory nor should it be used as a means to stop development. Any plans must be broadly in line with the Local Plan for the area.

    The Neighbourhood Plan was developed by a core of Steering Group members led by the parish council. The local community was engaged in the process following a number of consultation events, questionnaires, surveys and a Visioning Day. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group made appropriate amendments to the Plan following a six-week Pre-Submission period of consultation held during February and March 2018. They then submitted a final version of the Plan to North Lincolnshire Council for consideration.

    Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 relates to publicising a plan proposal. Local stakeholders were encouraged to tell the Local Planning Authority what they thought about the chapters, sections and policies in the Plan. Comments were invited over a six-week period that finished on Friday 9 November 2018.

    A copy of the Submission Draft Plan and all the supplementary documents can be found below:

    Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan Supplementary Documents:

    Independent examination

    Following the Regulation 16 consultation the local authority appointed Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPe) Ltd to carry out the independent examination of the plan. IPe nominated Patrick Whitehead DipTP (Nott) MRTPI as the ‘independent examiner’.

    The Examiner considered whether the proposed neighbourhood plan met the basic conditions and other requirements set out by law. He considered whether the plan:

    • has regard to national policy;
    • contributes to the achievement of sustainable development;
    • is in general conformity with the adopted strategic policies for the local area;
    • is compatible with EU obligations; and
    • meets human rights requirements.

    Following the submission of the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan for examination the Examiner wrote to North Lincolnshire Council and Appleby Parish Council to clarify several initial procedural matters and to ask preliminary questions, as follows:

    Examiner Procedural Matters and Preliminary Questions [PDF, 388Kb]

    North Lincolnshire Council and Appleby Parish Council response to the Examiner:

    Response to Examiner Procedural Matters and Preliminary Questions [PDF, 466Kb]

    The examiner’s report

    From his examination of the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documentation including the representations made the Examiner concluded that, subject to the policy modifications set out in the report below, the Plan met the Basic Conditions.

    The Examiner also concluded that:

    • The Plan has been prepared and submitted for examination by a qualifying body – Appleby Parish Council;
    • The Plan has been prepared for an area properly designated: the Appleby Neighbourhood area shown on the map on page 6 of the Neighbourhood Plan;
    • The Plan specifies the period to which it is to take effect: 2015-2030; and
    • The policies relate to the development and use of land for a designated neighbourhood area.

    The Examiner recommended that the Plan, once modified, should proceed to Referendum on the basis that it met all the relevant legal requirements. He also concluded that the referendum area should not should extend beyond the designated area.

    Appleby Neighbourhood Plan Final Report 29 January 2019 [PDF, 554Kb]

    Referendum

    The neighbourhood plan was found to be satisfactory with modifications, so North Lincolnshire Council arranged for the referendum to take place. The referendum was organised by the local authority’s elections unit and was held on Thursday 21 March 2019 to decide on the following question:

    Do you want North Lincolnshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Appleby Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

    More than 50 per cent of those voting in the referendum voted ‘yes’, so the neighbourhood plan becomes part of the statutory development plan for the area. It is now used by North Lincolnshire Council when we consider planning applications in Appleby Parish.

    Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Notice [PDF, 10Kb]

    Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030 – Final Version [PDF, 4Mb]

    Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030 Appendices [PDF, 3Mb]

    Result of Poll Appleby [PDF, 15Kb]

    Adoption

    A report has been prepared for 24 September 2019 Full Council to explain that the Appleby Parish Neighbourhood Plan meets the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and, therefore, to recommend that it should be formally adopted by North Lincolnshire Council.

    It will be the first neighbourhood plan to be formally adopted by North Lincolnshire Council.

    An NDO grants planning permission for all or certain uses in a specific location within the Neighbourhood Plan Area.

    Neighbourhood Development Orders – Fact Sheet [PDF, 55Kb]

    In addition, Community Right to Build Orders could be available as a means of providing community-led site development.

    Community Right to Build Orders – Fact Sheet [PDF, 59Kb]

    In North Lincolnshire, neighbourhood planning can be led by town or parish councils, or bodies called Neighbourhood Forums (where town or parish councils do not exist).

    To get started you must apply to have your area and forum (if appropriate) officially designated. Please use the appropriate form below.

    Neighbourhood Area Status application

    Neighbourhood Forum application

    Applications for Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum status will be advertised on this page for six weeks to allow comments to be made.

    Where a neighbourhood plan is likely to have a significant effect on the environment a strategic environmental assessment must be carried out and an environmental report prepared. A qualifying body (town council, parish council or forum) must also show how its plan will contribute to achieving sustainable development: a sustainability appraisal could be a useful approach for doing this.

    The Background Information for Qualifying Bodies explains the SEA process for town councils, parish councils or neighbourhood forums. It should be read in conjunction with the SEA for the relevant Neighbourhood Plan.

    We have a duty to support communities in North Lincolnshire that wish to do neighbourhood planning, so contact us for a discussion and advice.

    spatial.planning@northlincs.gov.uk

    01724 297485

    Spatial Planning
    Planning and Regeneration
    Church Square House
    30-40 High Street
    Scunthorpe
    North Lincolnshire
    DN15 6NL

    Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm