Please see update on Neighbourhood Referendum flyer.
Stantonbury Parish Council and the Government update on current planning guidance in relation to neighbourhood plans
Stantonbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan.
Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 we had passed all the legal requirements to offer our Neighbourhood Plan for a referendum decision. As you are no doubt aware all elections for May 2020 were cancelled including our Neighbourhood Plan referendum.
Although the referendum was cancelled Local Councils were instructed, that where the requirements proposed in the Neighbourhood Plan, had a material importance on any proposed development, these requirements were to apply significant weight in the decision-making process. To this end Parish Councillors regularly attended Planning meetings ensuring the requirements of our plan were strictly applied.
The Government recognises that the local electorate needs to have the opportunity to influence their local democracy and therefore it is planned to hold local elections in May 2021 and importantly, to hold the referendum for Stantonbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan on 6 May 2021.
We will be delivering information about the Neighbourhood Plan to all homes within the parish over the next few weeks and encourage all residents to vote either for or against the proposals in the Neighbourhood Plan. A Yes vote will mean the Plan will be adopted within the Planning Framework for 11 Years. A No vote will mean the requirements of the Plan will not be applied.
The Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed on our website here. Of course, your local representatives are available to answer any questions you may have.
NB the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group/Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 2nd March at 10.30am via zoom. Please visit our website if you wish to access this meeting.
Chairman Stantonbury Parish Council