News: Almost there!!
After we consulted with the village and our Statutory Consutees in July 2017, the draft of the Neighbourhood Plan was amended. Our final task has been to write the four accompanying documents. This includes:
- a map of the parish
- a Basic Conditions Paper (how the NP complies with planning policy)
- a Consultation Paper ( a detailed overview of the whole consultation process)
- a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) OR Sustainability Study
During this period a concern about the School Field arose. Villagers felt very strongly that the field should be protected from unnecessary disturbance. The team took some time to consider our approach to the field in the NP. We submitted our work to Cherwell who took advice from Natural England and other environmental groups.The result was a new series of suggestions for strengthening our Plan. Having completed that work, the Strategic Environmental Assessment needed to be drafted and discussed with environmental stakeholders.
We feel strongly that the rural feel of the village must be protected! Hence, our biodiversity statements must be robust and the green area around our village must not be developed.
As a result we have a revised plan and we encourage a fresh reading of the work, particularly Chapter 5 in the main body and Appendix E.
You'll find the Plan in two sections below:
Please be advised that this is a draft and is currently being scrutinised by Cherwell and Natural England for approval of the Environmental Assessment......almost there!!
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