Yoxall Neighbourhood Plan has now been “made”
On 17th August 2015, East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cabinet resolved that the Yoxall 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 Yoxall parish.
Yoxall Neighbourhood Plan gets a “Yes” Vote at Referendum
On Thursday July 23rd voters chose to say “yes” to the Neighbourhood Plan becoming part of the Borough’s Development Plan, to be used in deciding planning applications in the Parish. 95% of those voting said “Yes” (665 people) voted “Yes” and 5% (34 people) voted “No”. There was a 43.3% turnout, which is excellent, and well above the national average for Neighbourhood Plans. You can view the Notice of Poll which provides the official record of the count.
Yoxall Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Thursday 23rd July 2015
The Yoxall 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 15th June 2015.
The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available via the links below or in Yoxall Parish:
The ‘specified documents’ are:
- Draft Neighbourhood Plan itself;
- 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
Deposit locations of Plan and background documents:
|Yoxall Parish Hall, Upstairs Meeting Room||10 am - 6 pm Mon –Fri, and Sat 10am -1 pm|
|The Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent DE14 1HA||Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 6pm (8pm on Thursdays and 4.30pm on Saturdays)|
|Uttoxeter Customer Service Centre inside Uttoxeter Library, Red Gables, High Street, Uttoxeter, ST14 7JQ||
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10.30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
The Yoxall NDP was independently examined by a suitably qualified planning professional and the Inspector's Report is now available.
In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 East Staffordshire Borough Council invited feedback from organisations and individuals on the Yoxall Neighbourhood Development Plan. The consultation period lasted for 6 weeks and ran from Monday February 16th 2015 –Monday March 30th 2015 at 12 noon.
A draft version of the document underwent consultation in November to December 2014 by Yoxall Parish Council. Comments made to the Parish Council from this consultation helped inform changes to the document submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council. The Neighbourhood Development Plan, written by Yoxall Parish Council and steering group proposes a number of policies on housing, design of new developments, Flood risk and Green infrastructure.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is split into four main documents:
- Yoxall Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Draft 2014-2031 (large document)
- Consultation Statement and Appendix
- Basic Conditions Statement
- SEA Screening Report
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.
The documents can be viewed by clicking on each of the links above or hard copies of the plan can be found at:
- Yoxall Parish Hall Meeting Room, King Street, Yoxall, DE13 8NF
- St Peter’s Church, Yoxall, DE13 8NF
Comments on the Neighbourhood Plan can be made using the representation form which can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to Neighbourhood Planning, East Staffordshire Borough Council, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9LG.
If you wish to be notified of the Council’s decision on the plan proposal then please state this in your representation.
If you have any queries please telephone 01283 508645.
Yoxall is the 12th neighbourhood area to be designated in East Staffordshire Borough. The relevant body is Yoxall Parish Council where they are already progressed to compiling a Neighbourhood Plan for the area. They are not a front runner but have been given financial support from East Staffordshire Borough Council and the Locality Neighbourhood Planning support scheme to enable the experienced and enthusiastic steering group look at issues and write the plan.
Yoxall Parish became a designated area Neighbourhood Area in accordance with section 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.