The Neighbourhood Plan has, after changes suggested in the examination report, been accepted to go to referendum. The referendum will be held on 19th March 2020 (see Neighbourhood Plans page for explanation).
The Neighbourhood Plan has been accepted by Wiltshire Council and should be going out for Reg 16 shortly.
The Neighbourhood Plan was presented to Lydiard Millicent Parish Council at the meeting on Thursday 14th March for permission to submit the plan, with some presentational revisions, to Wiltshire Council for Reg 15, and Reg 16. The motion was passed unanimously. After some more work on the plan in conjunction with Wiltshire Council Planning Dept. the plan is expected to be submitted at the beginning of May.
The next Neighbourhood plan steering meeting is on Tuesday 2nd April in the JCH at 7:30pm
The submission plan will be submitted to the Lydiard Millicent Parish Council on Thursday 14th March for permission to sent to Wiltshire Council Planning for Reg 16 consultation. This is the next step to getting our Neighbourhood plan passed.
The pre-submission consultation period has now expired, and the regulation 14 replies and report have been issued. You can view these by clicking on this link and downloading.
The next Lydiard Millicent Parish Neighbourhood Plan meeting will be on Tuesday 5th February at the Jubilee Club House, Chestnut Springs @7.30pm.
The current consultation ends on 1st February and this meeting will be to discuss the replies. All welcome.
The pre-submission neighbourhood plan is now ready. The next stage is consultation – and an opportunity for you to have your say.
A copy of the consultation leaflet is available by clicking on the link above.
Mike Sharp, Chairman of the Steering Group, said “We have at last gone out to Consultation. This is a legal step we have to take on the route to getting our Plan passed by the inspector to allow us to have a referendum where you will be asked to vote on accepting the Neighbourhood Plan. After the consultation any amendments needed will be made, then it will be submitted to Wiltshire Council. If all goes well we would anticipate finalising the plan and going to referendum in March. A positive vote then means that our views have to be taken into consideration when Wiltshire Council determine planning applications.”
You can view a copy of the pre-submission plan here.
Comments must be in by 1st February 2019.
The next meeting of the steering group is Tuesday 4 December @7.30pm at JCH.
The pre-submission plan will be presented to Lydiard Millicent Parish Council for approval at Thursday’s Council’s meeting @7.30pm at JCH on Thursday 6 December 2018.
Since our event at the Parish Hall in March, and receipt of the healthcheck report on the plan from a consultant, we have been busy rewriting to include your suggestions, where possible, and change things on the advice in the report. We have also investigated the possibility of employing a consultant to help us with the final stages, to get the plan passed by a planning inspector. When it is passed it will have to be taken into consideration when planning applications are assessed.
Having approached several firms of consultants, we have decided to employ Oneil Homer. We have taken up references for them, and spoken to a local council that is already using them for their plan. They come highly recommended. We have also sourced a grant from Locality, which will pay for the consultant help.
The project plan they have provided us with means we should be submitting our plan to Wiltshire Council for consultation in March. At present we are on target.
I would like to thank everyone that is helping for their time and input into something that will give us a say in how our Parish develops over the next 7 years.
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the JCH at 7.30. All are welcome to attend.
Mike Sharp, Chairman Steering Group