Neighbourhood Plan passes examination

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).

Neighbourhood Plan presented to Lydiard Millicent Parish Council

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 final countdown – views sought

Consultation Lflt (4)

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.

Neighbourhood Plan Update

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