Ok – so we’ve appointed our Examiner and have just gotten back details of something we need to amend … so off to James our consultant to get this done! New documents, or revised old ones will be added to the ‘Our NDP Plan Documents’ page.
So the Parish Council on the recommendation of the NDP Steering Group have chose their preferred Examiner from a shortlist of 3 provide by the team at Cornwall County, who will forward all of our submitted documents to her to review over the next couple of months. We need to sort out changes based on any feedback she gives – so hopefully this will be nothing too onerous and nothing significant enough that we need to do large re-writes that will mean reconsulting again.
The public consultation undertaken by Cornwall Council has now concluded and the parish council are considering appointment of an external examiner to review the plans and the suggestions arising from the consultation. This should allow the plan to move forward. All steam ahead for an autumn referendum!!
May 2021 – getting there ….
We have now officially submitted our finalised documents to Cornwall Council to being the next stage of the public consultation phase. We now await their outcome before our plan proceeds to Examination. It now begins to hold weight within the planning application process.
What happens next … (Feb 2021)
We are now at the stage that we as a Parish Council have officially submitted to Cornwall Council our Draft NDP for legal compliance checking.
At this point the draft NDP begins to have actual planning weight and will begin to be used to by both the Parish Council and Planning Authority in their decision making.
After submission, responsibility for taking the process forward lies with the local planning authority. The local authority will publicise the plan (Regulation 16) and arrange for the independent examination. This will consider whether the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and other legal requirements.
If successful at the examination stage, with modifications if necessary, then the local authority will arrange for a neighbourhood plan referendum. Unfortunately for us there may be some delays yet, due to the backlog of plans awaiting referendum due to the COVID-19 restrictions but we decided to put our submission in anyway so we can be ready when restrictions are relaxed.
Then, if there is a majority yes vote, the neighbourhood plan is made and becomes part of the statutory development plan for the area.
There was a meeting between the Parish Council & NDP Steering Group members to discuss comments raised at the recent Public Consultation, and those in conjunction with the inclusions of properties on the Open Spaces & Non Designated Heritage Asset lists.
Then the Parish Council formally accepted the recommendations noted at the 11th January 2021 meeting be ratified as hose of the Parish Council for inclusion within the wider NDP Draft Policy. This means that, following a bit of final tweaking and updating, our NDP is ready for submission for legal scrutiny.
14th October 2020
Thanks to everyone who has made contact about the NDP or it’s associated documents to date during the consultation phase. Remember though, you only have until 31st October to get your comments back to us if you want them considered by the Steering Group & Parish Council before we look to submit to Cornwall County.
Many people who have made comments or raised issues have had initial responses by the NDP Steering Team – these will likely be followed up by something from the Parish Council in early November.
You should be watching out for a letter about the public consultation due out any day. Once this goes out you will be able to access all of the documents that make up the parish’s full draft NDP by using the Our NDP Plan link at the top of the page or the direct link on the emails newsletter.
Thanks to a large amount of behind the scenes work we are almost ready for the public consultation period to start. But because of COVID-19 this will not be taking place as a public event, held in a hall for the whole parish to come and see. We are having to move the consultation online.
More details about this should be dropping through letterboxes in the very near future.
Thanks to matters outside of our control the NDP process’ have dramatically slowed during early 2020. The sudden loss of one of Steering Group just before Christmas 2019 threw things into a slight tailspin and it was decided that a pause to consolidate our position was needed. Then came the Coronvirus lockdown – just as we were preparing to take the draft NDP Policy document to the Parish Council for their agreement before issuing for the 6 week public consultation period.
At this time we have almost fully completed policies, supporting documents and appendix ready to be agreed but no possibility of them being done until the COVID-19 restrictions are released and parish & county council processes restart in full.
We want to get our NDP though as soon as we possibly can now – fortunately it is being given weight by planning & at Inspector levels already but this is only minor at this stage; we need out whole policy to go through for it to be effective.
As soon as is feasible the Parish Council will be asked to agree to the Mawnan Neighbourhood Development Plan – at which point we hope that you will take the time to review the whole scheme prior to the referendum which should hopefully take place in the late summer.
Ok folks, we now have an actual NDP … well we have a FIRST DRAFT NDP!!
All of our wonderful groups of volunteers have completed almost all of their working groups needs and James Evans, our Planning Consultant, has created the initial draft of the Mawnan Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan. After going through it with the Parish Council and a few amendments/clarifications this draft has now gone to Cornwall Council for an initial review of it’s environmental impact and comments on where we might still be lacking information.
We have left two copies of the full draft report in the Red Lion for you to read over some light refreshments (it is an 80 page document!); it is also available through the link above.
In late September we intend holding a small exhibition in the Methodist Chapel hall of the key Policies. We invite you to visit us there on September 27 & 28 to ask questions, and give us your comments and opinions.
YOUR OPINIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF MAWNAN’S NDP.