Neighbourhood Planning - Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan Adopted
Adopted Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Review

The Review of the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the Council on 11 April 2019.

The Qualifying Body (QB) considered the amendments to be minor amendments that did not materially affect the Plan

The Council considered that the changes were more substantial and required an Examination and possibly referendum

The Independant Examiner was appointed and in considering the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan review the Examiner is  obliged to consider whether the amendments to the Great Glen Plan are:

  • Minor (non-material) modifications to a neighbourhood plan or order are those which would not materially affect the policies in the plan or permission granted by the order. These may include correcting errors, such as a reference to a supporting document, and would not require examination or a referendum.
  • Material modifications which do not change the nature of the plan or order would require examination but not a referendum. This might, for example, entail the addition of a design code that builds on a pre-existing design policy, or the addition of a site or sites which, subject to the decision of the independent examiner, are not so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the plan.
  • Material modifications which do change the nature of the plan or order would require examination and a referendum. This might, for example, involve allocating significant new sites for development.

The qualifying body must decide whether to proceed with the examination after the examiner has decided whether the modifications proposed change the nature of the plan. The Examiner will also consider whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions which are that the Plan must:

  • have regard to national planning policy and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State (e.g. National Planning Policy Framework);
  • contribute to the achievement of sustainable development;
  • be in general conformity with strategic policies in the development plan for the local area (i.e. Core Strategy); and
  • be compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements.

Where material modifications do not change the nature of the plan (and the examiner finds that the proposal meets the basic conditions, or would with further modifications) a referendum is not required. A local planning authority will be required to make the modified plan within 5 weeks following receipt of the examiner’s report, or such later date as agreed in writing between the local planning authority and the qualifying body.

Where material modifications do change the nature of the plan, the local planning authority must publicise and consider the examiner’s report in line with the procedure for making a new neighbourhood plan. A decision may be made whether to proceed to referendum so that, if the referendum is successful, the neighbourhood plan becomes part of the development plan.

Referendum

Referendum

At its meeting of 4 November 2019  the Cabinet accepted all of the Examiners recommendations and approved the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan review to proceed to Referendum on 23 January 2020. View the specified documents below

Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version (15.9 MB)

Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result (73.38KB)

Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Area Notice of Poll (80.36 KB)

Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (559 KB)

Town and Country Planning Information Statement (207 KB)

Map of the Great Glen Referendum Area (166 MB)

Read the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement (338KB)

Read the Examiners report into the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Review (477KB)

Read the Great Glen Notice of Referendum  (62KB)

The Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Decision statement of the Local Planning Authority’s satisfaction that the Neighbourhood Plan review meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Section 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

The Town and Country Planning Statement  sets out general information as to town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum.

Further information and the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan Review evidence base can be found here

Making of the Neighbourhood Plan

The referendum on 23 January 2020 returned a yes vote and the Great Glen Neighboruhood Plan Review is 'made'.

Read the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan referendum result and final decision statement to make the Plan

Referendum Results

Description

Votes

Total number of votes cast

809

Number cast in favour of a "YES"

738

Number cast in favour of a "NO"

69

The number of Ballot Papers rejected was as follows

(a) Want of Official Mark

 

(b) Voting more times than the voter was entitled to

 

(c) Writing or mark by which the voter could be indentified

 

(d) Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty

2

(e) Rejected in part

 

Total number of Spoilt Votes

 

Electorate 3484      Turnout –  23.2%

 

Examination

Submission and Regulation 16 consultation

Great Glen Parish Council submitted the revised version of the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan for Examination to Harborough District Council on 11 April 2019. The validation of the submitted Plan and other documents was completed on 17 May 2019 and the Regulaiton 16 dates for consultation are proposed to be 29 May 2019  to 10 July 2019.

View the May 2019 Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan submission documents below

Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan submission version April 2019 (5.5MB)

Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan consideration of amendments made to Plan (104KB)

Great Glen Consultation Statement April 2019 (281KB)

Great Glen Basic Conditions Statement - revised May 2019 (416KB)

Great Glen Neighbourhood Area - designated January 2014 (166KB)

Great Glen Regualtion 14 responses (364KB) 

Further information and the full evidence base can be found here

Regulation 16 Consultation

Representations concerning the Neighbourhood Plan were made between 29 May and 10 July 2019 on . All representations have been submitted to the Examiner for consideration and will be publicly available.

Read the summary of responses to the Regulation 16 consultation

Summary of responses (928KB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Read the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report January 2019

Read the Strategic Environmental Assessment Determination June 2019 (1.8MB)

Examination

Harborough District Council, with the agreement of the Qualifying Body,  appointed Mr Andrew Ashcroft as the independant examiner for the Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan review.

All the responses to the regulation 16 consultation have been forward to the Examiner for consideration

Read the summary of responses to the Regulation 16 consultation

Summary of responses (928KB)

Environment Agency Response - duly made (8.2KB)

Leicestershire County Council repsonse - duly made (161KB)

When submitting the revised Plan to the Examiner the Council must also submit a statement of modificaitons

Read the LPA Statement of Modifications (295KB)

Correspondence between the Examiner, Local Planning Authority and the Qualifying Body can be found below.

Clarification email to Qualifying Body 26/7/2019 (274KB)

PC response to Clarification note

 

Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Great Glen Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the Great Glen Neighbourhood Area. The application was publicised for a six week period ending on 25 April 2014 and was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services on 4 June 2014. View a map identifying the designated Great Glen Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 167KB).