Released on 1 November 2017 Press Release
The Shipston-on-Stour Neighbourhood Development Plan is a step closer to fruition following receipt of the draft plan for formal consultation, the stage of the process prior to Independent Examination of the plan.
Shipston Town Council as the Qualifying Body has prepared the 'Shipston-on-Stour Neighbourhood Development Plan 2016-2031' for the Neighbourhood Area with the help of the local community.
The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Neighbourhood Area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. In accordance with Regulation 16 of Part 5 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Local Planning Authority must publicise the draft plan for a minimum 6 week period inviting representations on the plan.
A copy of the plan and all associated documentation can be viewed on the Council website at www.stratford.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans or paper copies can be viewed at Stratford-on-Avon District Council's offices, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, and also at Shipston-on-Stour and Stratford-upon-Avon libraries during normal opening hours.
The consultation starts on 2 November 2017.
Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 15 December 2017.
You are encouraged to submit your representations electronically. This can be done either by using the on-line form on the website at http://www.stratford.gov.uk/shipstonnp or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to email@example.com if you want to post your response, please send it to FREEPOST RTJX-GHEE-ZUCS, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Consultation Unit, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BR.
Neighbourhood planning is a key component of the Government's Localism Act 2011, introducing a new tier of planning. The Localism Act devolves greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods, giving local people new rights to shape the development of the communities in which they live by taking a more active role in the development of planning policy at a local level.
The 2011 Act makes it clear that a Neighbourhood Plan will have to generally conform with the Development Plan produced by the District Council.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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