Neighbourhood Planning Tools and Support
Neighbourhood planning leads will be responsible for setting out when and how the community will be involved in the plan preparation. The role that the Council will play in the key stages of neighbourhood plan production is summarised in the following document: Neighbourhood Plans Roles and Responsibilities.
This is summarised in the table below:
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council's role
- Applications to designate a neighbourhood plan area will be published on the Council’s website. Designations of neighbourhood plan areas, and decisions to refuse the application to designate, will also be published on the Council’s website.
- The Council will be able to provide some assistance and advice but cannot control the neighbourhood plan preparation. At this stage the Council will provide mainly technical support, such as checking compliance.
- Published neighbourhood plans and supporting documents will be made available for viewing on the Council’s website.
- Consultation bodies referred to in the submitted consultation statement will be notified of the publication of the neighbourhood plan by email or letter.
- Details for how to make representations on the neighbourhood plan will be provided on the website.
- Representations on the neighbourhood plan will be able to be made during a period of at least six weeks.
|Examination and Referendum
- The Council will send the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents to the Planning Inspectorate.
- The Examiner’s Report and the Council’s decision statement will be made available to view on the Council’s website.
- The Council will send the decision statement to the neighbourhood plan lead authority and any consultees that have made representations or requested to be kept informed of the plan’s progress.
- The Council will publish an information statement and notice of referendum on their website.
- The extent of the electorate who will be eligible to vote in the referendum will be determined by the type of neighbourhood plan to be prepared.
|‘Making’ of the Neighbourhood Plan
- The ‘made’ plan will be published for viewing on the Council’s website and notifications via email or letter will be sent to consultees who have made representations or requested to be kept informed of the plan’s progress.
A series of guides and tools, from writing policies to preparing character assessments, can be found via the My Community Website.
Other useful sources of information can be found here:
Staffordshire County Council - Interactive mapping
Magic Maps - natural conservation, habitats and species
Environment Agency - flooding and hydrology
Natural England – Agricultural Land Classifications
Natural England – European designated sites
Historic England - Heritage at Risk Register
Historic England - Listed Buildings Online
AECOM - Housing Needs Assessments at Neighbourhood Plan Level
Last updated 17 October 2017