If you missed our consultation sessions at the Hackleton Village Hall it does not mean that you cannot read the plan and comment. If you visit the web site you will find the plan here.
To comment use the comment form on the web site or email the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also:
post the comment to Clerk to the Parish Council, 3 Quinton Green, Quinton,Northants, NN7 2EF
pop it in the letterbox marked “Chair, Hackleton Parish NDP Committee” at 1 Brook Court, Horton, NN7 2BL
Consultation closes at midnight on 28th October after which the Committee will analyse all the comments and adjust the draft plan to take into account appropriate comments and suggestions. The plan will then go on to its next steps which will be the formal consultation by SNC with planners in SNC and County and other public bodies. Once that is complete and any adjustments made then it will be presented to a planning inspector to ratify. Once that is done a referendum is held in the Parish to approve or reject the plan.
Just a quick reminder that the last informal consultation event on will take place on Wednesday 16th in the Hackleton Village Hall Annexe starting at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing visitors and explaining the draft plan.
Of course you may also read the draft plan and the associated policy plans here on this web site and contact us via this web site or as shown on the consultation poster below.
The first session of the Informal Consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan took place on Saturday, 5th October, 10.00 until 4.00, in the Annexe of the Village Hall. More than 60 people attended, looked at the presentation and discussed the content with members of the steering group.
Obviously, much of the attention was focussed on our policies and the choice of Oak Way as our preferred site. As far as I’m aware, there were no negative comments, and there was general surprise at the detail and range of the Plan – and appreciation of the amount of work that had gone into it. A summary of the written comments will follow shortly.
The second public session will take place on the 16th at 6.30, following which the steering group will make amendments and our consultant will produce the next Draft for formal consultation, under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations. This will take about six weeks and may result in further amendments being made and the production of another Draft which will be submitted to SNC, under Regulation 16.
Following that, the Plan will subject to an independent examination by a jointly appointed Examiner, to consider if the Plan meets the basic conditions. This will lead to further amendments, following which the Plan will be the subject of a Referendum. A straight majority vote (50% of turnout +1) of those on the Electoral Register will be required before SNC “make” the Plan. It will then be used to help determine planning decisions in our neighbourhood are, alongside SNC and National Planning Polices.
From that point on, the Parish Council will take ownership of the Plan and act accordingly. It may be that a presentation is made to the Council by the steering group about how the Plan should inform their decision-making.
It will be clear from the timeline outlined above that the process will take a few months yet to complete, though the Plan will have some weight once formal consultation begins. The steering group will continue its work until the Plan is finally made.
The Council may wish to call upon the services of the steering group when the Plan is due for review, which is currently after three years. The Clerk will keep all associated documents in the meantime.
We had the first consultation event on Saturday 5th October and were very pleased with the number of people who attended and with the feedback we received. The comments collected will all be analysed and we have already identified one or two areas where we need to do some ‘fine tuning’ before the final version is released for approval by interested organisations and Planning Inspector’s approval.
So thanks to all who attended for their questions and comments which we will be carefully looking at. The photograph below shows the event underway.
Don’t forget that there is another event on the 16th October in the evening so please come along if you want to ask us questions about the plan or make any comments.
Of course the plan is available on this site if you would prefer to read it online. It can be found here. Comments may be made as set out on the card shown below.