29/9/2018 Meeting at 10am in the Village Hall
14 people met on Saturday morning from which a Steering Group of eight was formed.
It was agreed that the Steering Group will be fluid with new expertise being introduced as and when necessary.
The current Steering Group which will initiate proceedings consists;
Steve Slater (Chair), John Thorogood (Vice-Chair),
John Piddington, Paul Sutton, David Copperwheat, Liz Calver, Philip Oakland (Tel: 07596932871) and David Smedley.
Aylesbury Vale District Council has confirmed the area designation. One representation was received from Gladmans who requested involvement in the creation of the plan.
Aylesbury Vale District Council has confirmed the receipt of the application for area designation of Granborough Parish.
You can view the application here; Area Designation Application
The application will now be subject to a statutory publicity period which will run from 23/7/2018 until 20/8/2018. Once the publicity period has concluded, AVDC will seek to formally approve and designate the neighbourhood area.
For more information about Neighbourhood Plan Consultation, please see AVDC’s page here; https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning-summary-and-live-consultations
GRANBOROUGH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN (GNP)
The residents of Granborough are creating a
and this needs the involvement of everyone in the village.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
This is the first of a number of information documents which are intended to keep you informed as to progress with the Plan and to request your assistance.
We need everyone’s involvement in this task.
Please come along to the meeting in Granborough Village Hall
on Saturday 19th January 2019 between 10.00am and 1.00pm
* Hear more about this process * Ask questions
* Give us your first thoughts on how you see the future of Granborough
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
- Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of their local area. It arises out of the Localism Act 2012 which introduced the ability for parish and town councils to produce plans which will form part of the policies used to make decisions on planning applications.
- Neighbourhood planning is not a legal requirement but a right which communities in England can choose to use.
- A Neighbourhood Plan is a document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications.
- The document is written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority.
- It is a powerful too which will, as far as possible, ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.
What are the benefits of developing a Neighbourhood Plan?
- Developing a Neighbourhood Plan provides the opportunity for communities to set out a positive vision for how they want their community to develop over the next 10, 15 and 20 years in ways that meet identified local need and make sense for local people. They can propose planning policies that will help deliver that vision or grant planning permission for the development they want to see
- It can bring together residents, businesses, local groups, landowners and developers to share ideas and build consensus about what needs to be accomplished in the area.
- It can help locally specific planning issues to be addressed, giving greater detail compared to those within district wide development plans
- Unlike the parish, village or town plans that communities may have prepared (Granborough prepared a plan in 2012) a Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the development plan and sits alongside the Local Plan prepared by the local planning authority, in our case, the AVDC.
What is the process for developing a Neighbourhood Plan?
There are four main steps to creating a Neighbourhood Plan:
- Getting set up and deciding on the neighbourhood area
- Consulting with the community and gathering evidence
- Writing and submitting the Plan for scrutiny
- Agreeing its content by local referendum
We expect the process to take at least two years.
What happens next?
- A Steering Group has already been set up to start the process of consultation to provide an evidence base for the Granborough Neighbourhood Plan (GNP).
- Consultation will begin with a first informal meeting hosted by the Steering Group where you are invited to ask questions and to help us start to formulate a vision for Granborough in the next 10, 15, 20 years. The meeting will be in Granborough Village Hall on Saturday 19th January 2019, between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
- Following the meeting a questionnaire will be produced and submitted to every household in Granborough which will enable you to formally state your views.
- Your views will enable us to start to produce a Granborough Neighbourhood Plan which will be submitted for your approval at a Granborough referendum.
- Updates on progress will be by direct contact, regular leaflets, by further Village meetings, and will be posted here on the Parish Council website.