In late 2019 Ardleigh Parish Council agreed to begin the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Ardleigh. Below is a brief introduction to Neighbourhood Planning. We are hoping to encourage everyone in the community to contribute as much as possible, this is a community-led project and we want you all to have your say.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a document that enables local communities to have a say in the future development of their local area. It can be used to:
A Neighbourhood Plan must meet certain basic conditions if it is to be approved.
A Neighbourhood Plan can be used to guide local development but cannot be used to stop it altogether. There will also be areas that are beyond the scope of a Neighbourhood Plan, for example traffic management.
Neighbourhood planning was introduced in the Localism Act 2011. It will sit alongside the Local Plan and will achieve the same legal status as a Local Plan once it has been approved at a referendum. This will mean that decisions on planning applications will have to consider both the Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan.
Neighbourhood Planning can be a long process and we mean to keep you informed every step of the way. Over the coming months we hope to roll out a process of community consultation including questionnaires and other community activities.
The Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity for the whole community to get involved in deciding the future of the Parish. We would love your input and involvement. If you would like to join us or provide us with your thoughts, please see the Have Your Say page.
You can find useful links which can provide further information on Neighbourhood Planning on the Further Resources page.
11 November 2019- Parish Council resolved to begin the Process of Developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Ardleigh
5 January 2020- we wrote to Tendring District Council to request the whole of the Parish be designated as the 'Neighbourhood Area'
20 January 2020 consultation opened on Neighbourhood Area see https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/community/consultation-on-ardleigh-neighbourhood-plan-area
16 March 2020 consultation closed
April 2020 A Working Group including Councillors and members of the public together with a Steering Group was established and began meeting to help to progress the plan.
8 June 2020 Tendring District Council's Planning Policy and Local Plan Committee formally agreed the designation of the Neighbourhood Area
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