Neighbourhood Planning

Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan

Latest Stage

Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Chris Collison has been appointed to undertake the independent Examination for the Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan.  He has confirmed this appointment by letter, dated 1 March 2018.

10 representations were received during the “Regulation 16” consultation (12 January – 26 February 2018; further details below), which preceded the Neighbourhood Plan Examination.  These may be viewed through the following link:

Previous stages

Submission of the Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan

On 14 December 2017, Glapthorn Parish Council wrote to East Northamptonshire Council, to formally submit the Glapthorn Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended.  The submission documents, or ‘plan proposal’, consisted of:

  1. A map identifying the area to which the proposed neighbourhood development plan relates [bound within the submission version Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2031];
  2. Submission Version Policies Map [whole Parish areas and village inset];
  3. The Consultation Statement;
  4. The proposed neighbourhood development plan [Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan Submission/ Regulation 16 Consultation Version (December 2017)];
  5. A statement (“Basic Conditions Statement”) explaining how the proposed neighbourhood development plan meets the requirements of paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

To comply with these and other statutory requirements, Glapthorn Parish Council submitted the following documents:

On 15 December, we wrote to the Parish Council, to confirm that the plan proposal complies with all of the relevant statutory requirements.

The "Regulation 16" Consultation

Submission of the Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 15 represents the stage where Glapthorn Parish Council and the appointed Neighbourhood Planning Group effectively “hands over the baton” for the neighbourhood development plan to the local planning authority.

East Northamptonshire Council then ran a six week consultation under Regulation 16 (12 January - 26 February 2018, inclusive), with reference to the “Basic Conditions” that the Neighbourhood Plan needs to meet.  These require that the plan:

  1. Has regard to national policy and guidance from the Secretary of State;
  2. Contributes to sustainable development;
  3. Is in general conformity with the strategic policy of the development plan for the area or any part of that area;
  4. Doesn’t breach or is otherwise compatible with EU obligations – this includes the SEA Directive of 2001/42/EC; and that
  5. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site (as defined in the Conservation of Habitats and Species regulations 2010(d)), either alone or in combination with other plans or projects.

The relevant consultation documents are as follows:

Regulation 14 Consultation

Glapthorn Parish Council published the 1st draft version of the Neighbourhood Plan for the "Regulation 14 consultation". This took place from 21 August - 13 October 2017 inclusive.

Full details are also avaliable through the Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan web page

Designation of Neighbourhood Area

On 21 April 2016, East Northamptonshire Council received an application from Glapthorn Parish Council for the designation of the whole of the parish area of Glapthorn as a Neighbourhood Plan area.

A map showing the proposed area to be covered by the plan together with a copy of the application that has been submitted can be viewed below.

Statutory consultation for Glapthorn Neighbourhood Area will take place over 4 weeks between 6 May and 6 June 2016.

Following the statutory consultation under Regulation 6 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Glapthorn Neighbourhood Area was formally designated by East Northamptonshire Council on 27 June 2016 under delegated powers.

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