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.
Work starts on writing plan which is expected to go through several drafts.
Daventry District Council undertook a Housing Survey within the Parish to assess local housing needs
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 was undertaken on the draft plan, carried out by an independent planning officer prior to submitting the final draft for public consultation.
Revisions were made to plan following health check.
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. This was run 26th October to 8th December 2017. More details about the consultation can be found here but the official consultation on the draft plan has now finished.
Stage 4 Revise plan following consultation
All responses received to the consultation on the the Draft plan were considered and appropriate changes made to the Plan.
A Consultation Statement has been written, including submissions received during the Parish consultation and the BPNP Groups responses to these.
Stage 5 Submit the plan to Daventry District Council together with supporting documentation.
March: the Plan, Consultation Statement, Basic Conditions Statement and HRA/SEA screening report were submitted to Daventry District Council.
Daventry District Council consulted for 6 weeks with official bodies and all those who made representations to the Draft Plan. The consultation period ran from Monday 11th April to Friday 25th May.
The Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documentation and representations submitted during the DDC consultation are available on DDC website
July : An independent examiner will be appointed jointly by DDC and BPNP Group.
September : 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 independent examiner can recommend that the plan proceeds direct to a referendum (i.e. it meets all the legal requirements) or may suggest that modifications are needed to the plan before it proceeds to referendum or that it should not proceed to 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.