A taste of Barlestone...
THE LATEST VERSION OF THE FULL DOCUMENT AND ITS ASSOCIATED APPENDICES CAN BE FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE UNDER THE "DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN" TAB.
H&BBC will be conducting another consultation (Regulation 16) between Wednesday 15th September and Wednesday 27th October 2021, and then the plan will be assessed by an independent examiner.
The Independent Examiner may wish to question the NDP as it stands or make deletions/amendments – there is no given timescale for this.
Should it eventually pass Independent Examination it will be put to the Parish electorate in the form of a Referendum; parishioners will receive 56 days' notice of the Referendum and this will take the same form as a local election, organised by H&BBC. If more than 50% of those who vote say "yes" then the NDP and its policies will become part of planning law.
The Parish Council will then have a duty to monitor and review the NDP to ensure that it keeps up to date and also to pursue the Community Actions contained within it (which cannot be part of planning law but nevertheless were things identified by the parishioners as what they wished to be delivered). There is no reason to delay thinking about these Community Actions until the NDP completes any of the above stages.
The aim is to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan which identifies the most appropriate places for new homes and other developments to be situated - and what sort of developments these should be, based on community input. But it isn't just about development, it will also identify which green spaces and other areas are important to the people in the Parish of Barlestone and identify what improvements or additions to local facilities and services will be required in the future.