Stretton Neighbourhood Plan has now been ‘made’
On 1st February 2016, East Staffordshire Borough Council resolved that the Stretton Neighbourhood Plan be ‘made’ and it now formally becomes part of the Borough Council’s Development Plan. It will be used to guide planning decisions in Stretton Parish.
Stretton say ‘Yes’ at their referendum
On January 28th 2016, Stretton voters overwhelmingly said ‘Yes’ to their Neighbourhood Plan, when a very impressive 30% of the electorate turned out and 95% voted in favour of the Borough Council “making” the Plan and using it to help decide planning applications.
The full statistics are:
2005 votes cast
95.46% said YES
Turnout: 30.04% (No. eligible to vote: 6674)
Stretton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Thursday 28th January 2016
The Stretton Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined earlier this year and the Examiner recommended that, subject to some modifications, the Plan should proceed to Referendum. The Borough Council agrees with the Examiner’s report and voted to progress the Plan to Referendum at the Cabinet meeting on 14th December 2015.
The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available via the links below or in Stretton Parish:
The ‘specified documents’ are:
- Referendum Neighbourhood Plan
- Report of the Independent Examiner;
- Summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner (Appendix A & B);
- Decision Statement by East Staffordshire Borough Council that the Draft Plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’ (see below). This also lists all the Examiner’s modifications to the Plan, whether or not the Council agrees with them, and why they need to be made;
- and Information for Voters and General Information on Neighbourhood Plans document
The Neighbourhood plan group have also prepared a summary of the plan for information.
Deposit locations of Plan and background documents:
|Stretton Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton, DE13 OHD||Telephone 01283 530041 for opening times|
|St Mary’s Church Hall, Hillfield Lane, Stretton, DE13 0BN||Telephone 01283 564216 for opening times|
|Stretton Social Club, Beech Lane, Stretton, DE13 0DU||Telephone 01283 568629 for opening times|
|The Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent DE14 1HA||9am-5pm Monday – Saturday (9.45 Wednesday & 6pm Thursday)|
|Burton upon Trent Library, Riverside, Burton upon Trent DE14 1AH||8.30am-9pm Monday – Saturday (8pm Thursday & 4.30pm Saturday)|
Stretton Neighbourhood Plan Second Examination
The revised Stretton Neighbourhood Plan was examined by Dr Angus Kennedy in October and November. His report and representations made during the second consultation period can be found below:
Second consultation of the Stretton Neighbourhood Plan
At the East Staffordshire Borough Council Cabinet meeting on Monday 17th August 2015 the Council resolved to publish a decision statement that sends the Stretton Neighbourhood Plan back to Submission Consultation. Retreating to submission consultation is the result of significant changes made to the plan, contrary to the examiners recommendations. A full explanation of the process by which the plan has been amended and retreated to Submission Consultation can be found here.
Therefore in accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 East Staffordshire Borough Council hereby invite feedback from organisations and individuals on the amended Stretton Neighbourhood Development Plan. The consultation period has now closed. The consultation period lasted for 6 weeks and ran from Wednesday 19th August 2015 to Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 12 noon.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is split into three main documents:
- Stretton Neighbourhood Development Plan
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Consultation Statement
- Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report (August 2015 update)
It is the responsibility of the Borough Council to collate all the representations and pass them on to the independent examiner, who will look at them and the plan documents when assessing whether the plan meets the legislation and can therefore proceed to referendum. It is estimated that the amended Neighbourhood Plan will be examined in October 2015.
Comments can be made by filling in the representation form (please contact us for a word version of this form if required) and emailing it to the Neighbourhood Planning team: email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Or by post to Planning Policy, East Staffordshire Borough Council, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9LG
Stretton Neighbourhood Plan Examination
The Stretton Neighbourhood Development Plan has recently been examined by independent examiner Alyson Linnegar. A link to the examination report can be found below. ESBC will consider the recommendations in the report and a decision statement will be published in the near future.
Stretton Neighbourhood Plan Submission
In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 East Staffordshire Borough Council invites feedback from organisations and individuals on the Stretton Neighbourhood Development Plan. The consultation period lasted for 7 weeks and ran from 8th December 2014 to 26th January 2015.
A draft version of the document underwent consultation between April and May 2014 by Stretton Parish Council. Comments made to the Parish Council from this consultation helped to inform changes to the document submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council. The Neighbourhood Development Plan, written by Stretton Parish Council and working group proposes a number of policies including ones on heritage assets, wildlife and open spaces.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is split into three main documents:
It is the responsibility of the Borough Council to collate all the representations and pass them on to the independent examiner, who will look at them and the plan documents when assessing whether the plan meets the legislation and can therefore proceed to referendum.
Stretton Parish Council have published their Draft Neighbourhood Plan for consultation. The consultation period ran for six weeks from Monday 14th April and closed at 5pm Friday 23rd May 2014. If you live, work or have any interests in land in Stretton, make sure you read this Plan and use this opportunity to comment on its policies and content. Together with a summary leaflet, a representation form and the screening report for a Strategic Environmental Assessment. If you have friends who will want to reply in writing or direct by e-mail, contact details are given on the above site for doing this.
Following the consultation the comments will be considered by the Parish Council and the Plan will be amended accordingly. They will then submit the Plan to East Staffordshire Borough Council in accordance with the Regulations, and there will be a further 6 week period for consultation before the Plan is examined by an independent examiner. Once any further amendments have been made the Plan will be the subject of a local Referendum, and then “Made” (that is, formally adopted as part of the Council’s suite of Development Plan documents) by the council and used to determine planning applications in the Parish.”
Stretton Parish Council consulted on an issues and options document between July and September 2013.
Along with ten other parishes in East Staffordshire Outwoods was designated a Neighbourhood Area in December 2012 and was also awarded £20,000 of front runner money to assist the parish in writing the plan.