Designed by Ian Parris © Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan
Designating a neighbourhood area
An application is made to the local planning authority to designate a neighbourhood area - local planning authority publicises and consults on the application for minimum 6 weeks.
Preparing a draft neighbourhood plan
Engage and consult those living and working in the neighbourhood area and those with an interest in or affected by the proposals - talk to land owners, assess options and decides there is a significant environmental effect.
Pre-submission publicity & consultation
Publicise the draft plan, send a copy of the draft plan to the local planning authority, consider consultation responses and amend plan.
Pre-submission of a neighbourhood plan to the local planning authority
Local planning authority checks that submitted proposal complies with all relevant legislation and if it finds that the plan meets the legal requirements it publicises the proposal for minimum 6 weeks, notifies consultation bodies and appoints independent examiner.
Independent examiner issues a report, published by local planning authority, and takes the decision to send the plan to referendum.
STEP 6 & 7
Referendum and Making the neighbourhood plan or order (bringing it into force)
Polling takes place, results declared, and if successful local planning authority makes the plan, bringing it into force.