Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan has now been “made”
On 17th August 2015, East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cabinet resolved that the Outwoods 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 Outwoods parish.
Outwoods 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. 89% of those voting said “Yes” (511 people) voted “Yes” and 11% (61 people) voted “No”. There was reasonable turnout of 30.2%. You can view the Notice of Poll which provides the official record of the count.
Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Thursday 23rd July 2015
The Outwoods 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 several places in Burton upon Trent and Outwoods 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,C & D);
- 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:
|Location||Viewing Times||Location||Viewing Times|
|Beacon Pub, 277 Tutbury Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 0AJ||As per their opening times||Henhurst Club, Henhurst Hill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9TB||As per their opening times|
|The Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent DE14 1HA||Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
|DeFerrers Academy, Dove Campus, Harehedge Lane, Burton upon Trent DE13 0AS||As per their opening times|
|Burton upon Trent Library, Riverside, Burton upon Trent DE14 1AH||
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30am – 6pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 8pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
|Shobnall Community Centre, 13, Reservoir Road, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2BP||As per their opening times|
Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan Examination
The Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan has recently been examined by independent examiner John Mattocks in March 2015. A link to the examination report can be found below, along with representations made during submission consultation. ESBC will consider the recommendations in the report and a decision statement will be published in the near future. A link to the examination report can be found below, along with representations made during submission consultation. ESBC will consider the recommendations in the report and a decision statement will be published in the near future.
Neighbourhood Plan Submission
Outwoods Submit Their Plan to East Staffordshire Borough Council
In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 East Staffordshire Borough Council hereby invited feedback from organisations and individuals on the Outwoods Neighbourhood Development Plan. The consultation period lasted for 6 weeks and ran from Wednesday 7th January to Wednesday 18th February 2015.
A draft version of the document underwent consultation in June to August 2014 by Outwoods 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 Outwoods Parish Council and working group proposes a number of policies on housing, transport and the environment.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is split into three main documents:
- Outwoods Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Draft January 2015
- Statement of Community Involvement
- Statement of Basic Conditions
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.
Outwoods Parish Council have published their Draft Neighbourhood Plan for consultation. The consultation period ran for 6 weeks from Saturday 21st June to Saturday 2nd August. Copies of the plan and details of the consultation can be found at http://www.outwoodsparishcouncil.org.uk/?draft-neighbourhood-plan-your-chance-to-comment,13.
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.
Further information on the Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan can be found on Outwoods Neighbourhood Plan Twitter page: https://twitter.com/OutwoodsNDP