The independent examiner for the Brailes and Winderton Neighbourhood Plan has carried out a preliminary review of the document and its evidence. The examiner has requested clarification from Brailes Parish Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council on a number of matters. These questions, and the responses sent to the examiner, are listed below.
|Date of Examiner's letter||Topics||Responses|
|19 March 2019||Site Assessment Tool, Housing-related appendices, Local Green Spaces||Brailes Parish Council|
|27 March 2019||Existing green spaces, dark sky policy, village centre, homeworking, Core Strategy|
|04 April 2019||Policy SE4: More opportunities for home-working|
|05 April 2019||Policy H2: Allocating Sites To Meet Identified Local Housing Needs And Contribute To Meeting Potential Future Districtwide Housing Needs|
Following completion of the Regulation 16 (Formal Submission) consultation in January this year, the Brailes and Winderton Neighbourhood Plan has now been sent for examination by an independent examiner.
In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Stratford District Council held a consultation on the Submission Draft of the Brailes and Winderton Neighbourhood Plan between 22 November 2018 and 5pm on 24 January 2019. This consultation has now closed.
Hard copies of the documents are available for inspection at the District Council offices; Shipston Library and Stratford-upon-Avon Library during normal working hours. A copy is also available through Brailes Parish Council, via the Town Clerk.
In accordance with Regulation 12 of Part 3 of The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, an environmental report (known as a Strategic Environmental Assessment or SEA) was prepared to identify, describe and evaluate the likely significant effect of the Brailes Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) on environmental factors; suggest measures by which any adverse effects could be mitigated; make recommendations to improve the environmental performance of the Plan; and provide an opportunity for statutory consultees and interested parties to offer views on any aspect of the SEA process.
Regulation 13 of the above Regulations states that a SEA report shall be made available along with the draft Plan (draft plan is for information only) for the purposes of consultation (jointly known as ‘the relevant documents'). As such, a 5 week consultation period ran between 30 July and 3 September 2018 for comments to be received specifically in relation to the SEA Report.
A previous version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was consulted on during October and November of 2017. An earlier draft of the Brailes NDP was also made available for information only.
The Brailes Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated by the cabinet on 16 June 2014. Brailes Priors Parish Council was the relevant body that applied to the district council for designation. The area application documents can be found below:
For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.