Kidmore End Parish Council invites all residents of Cane End, Chalkhouse Green, Gallowstree Common, Kidmore End and Tokers Green to attend a public meeting to discuss the need for a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).
It will take place on Friday, 7th July 2017, at 8pm at the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion in Gallowstree Common (RG4 6BU).
At the April Parish Council Meeting, Rachael Riach, a planning officer, leading on Neighbourhood Development Plan from South Oxfordshire District Council came to speak to councillors.
Following her presentation, councillors decided to hold a public meeting on this subject with the objective that residents could get a better understanding of NDP’s . The parish is constantly under threat from developers and a neighbourhood plan would give the parish the choice of where and when development takes place.
However, to complete a plan there needs to be support from within the community on a steering group and also volunteers to help with survey delivery and collection.
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)?
A neighbourhood development plan, known as a neighbourhood plan, is written by local people, ‘made’ or adopted by the district council and becomes part of the development plan, which helps to decide planning applications. It takes national planning policy and guidance into account and is ‘in general conformity’ with the district’s planning policy.
Who prepares a neighbourhood plan?
Most neighbourhood plans in this district are prepared by town or parish councils but parish meetings need to set up a neighbourhood forum. This is made up of 21 or more people who live, work or run a business in the neighbourhood area. They have similar neighbourhood plan writing powers as town or parish councils.
If your neighbourhood plan meets basic conditions, set out in law and checked by an independent examiner, your community will have the opportunity to vote on the plan at referendum. If more than 50% of the people who vote say ‘yes’ the district council will formally ‘make’ your plan and use it to help decide planning matters.
For further information, please visit this page on South Oxfordshire District Council’s website and have a look at the Neighbourhood Plan of Longworth, a small village in the Vale of White Horse.
Your questions will be a priority
All residents are welcome to the meeting, but we would appreciate if you could register below – so we have an idea of how many will be attending (and can prepare the venue accordingly).