The Government’s Localism Act is passed giving power to local communities to develop Neighbourhood Plans.
Parish Council started looking into a new Badby Plan to replace the 2000 Parish Appraisal. A meeting was held for parishioners at the Windmill and from this a start-up group was formed.
Stage 1 Designation
Badby Parish as a Neighbourhood Area approved by Daventy District Council in February.
Vision for Badby Group took on the task of producing a Neighbourhood Plan as a representative group of parishioners and they evolved into the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan group with new members joining.
Funding requirements identified and appplication made to Locality, first 6 months of funds released in July.
Stage 2 Preparation of draft plan
Working groups gather baseline information and evidence.
Project Plan produced
Members of the group engaged and informally consulted with parishioners on why plan is needed. A leaflet, followed up with a visit, was delivered to every household in the parish in October. Results of Village Leafleting
Basic Conditions Outline Mk4 ( June 2016) prepared,
review of existing evidence and identify gaps, compile new evidence.
Identify and prioritise key issues and themes and develop key aims, consider sustainabilty, diversity, equality and delivery.
Work starts on writing plan which is expected to go through several drafts.
At the Annual Parish Meeting in April a display of suggested views in and around Badby which represent the landscape and setting of Badby Parish was shwn. Parishioners were asked to rank their preferences and an online poll was run on the website during May and June.
June a ‘health check’ is to be undertaken on the draft plan, carried out by an independent planning officer prior to submitting the final draft for public consultation.
Stage 3 Consultation on final draft of plan
This is a formal consultation which lasts 6 weeks and includes parishioners, offical bodies and any other interested parties.
Stage 4 Revise plan following consultation
Stage 5 Submit the plan to Daventry District Council together with supporting documentation
Daventry District Council consult for 6 weeks with official bodies.
Plan presented to Daventry District Council.
Independent examination by a jointly appointed examiner, to consider whether the plan meets the basic conditions of the legislation and also any outstanding objections. The examiner can recommend changes before the plan is subjected to a local referendum.
Stage 6 Referendum
A straight majority vote (50% of turnout +1) of those on the Electoral Register who vote in the referendum will be required before the District Council can ‘make’ the plan.
Stage 7 Neighbourhood Plan complete
The Neighbourhood plan will then be used to help determine planning decisions in the Parish alongside District and National Planning Policies.
7 June 2017