The Neighbourhood Plan for North Mundham
As you are all aware we have had a bumpy road with the will we won’t we prepare a neighbourhood plan or a parish plan and a short summary of the history behind this is below. Where are we now?…..
Chichester District Council are in the process of preparing its Local Plan review as part of this review the District Council invited representatives of the parish council to attend a meeting to discuss the Housing, Economic and Land Assessment document and the Local Plan review. This was a joint meeting with Hunston Parish Council at which they advised us that between the two parishes there would be a need to accommodate 250 dwellings in the life of the Local Plan Review 2035 and asked that both parish councils give consideration to preparing a neighbourhood plan and to consider if the parishes wanted to carry out a joint neighbourhood plan. At the Full Council meeting on 11th September 2018, on a proposal by Cllr. Wall, it was RESOLVED to produce a Neighbourhood Plan, including land designation, this plan would be independent of Hunston Parish Council although the Parish Council will work closely with the adjoining parishes.
Following the Parish Council’s decision the Clerk notified the District Council of the Councils decision.
Representatives of North Mundham Parish Council and Hunston Parish Council were then invited to another meeting at Chichester District Council on 30th October 2018. At this meeting North Mundham Parish Council were advised that they would be required to cater for 50 dwellings in the preparation of the neighbourhood plan and Hunston Parish Council were required to provide 220 dwellings. The District Council also advised us that the Parish Council needed to have the plan ready to submit the plan proposal to the District Council by June 2019, which is a very short timetable, therefore we are going to need lots of help – is this something that you can help with?
At its meeting on 6th December 2018, North Mundham Parish Council confirmed the designation plan area which encompasses the whole parish and this has been submitted to Chichester District Council.
The Plan will set a vision for the future way of life in the Parish
- Influence the planning decisions in your community
- Comply with the Local Plan Review 2035
- Focus the community on imporoving the quality of life for everyone
- Protect the key aspects of life in North Mundham that should be preserved
The Way Forward
- Designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area
- Formation of the Neighbourhood Steering Group and Working Parties
- Draft the Scope for the Vision and Objectives
- Develop the Plan
- Independent Examination
- The final version of the plan will be adopted by the Parish Council
The Parish of North Mundham has to provide for a minimum of 50 dwellings in the Local Plan Review 2035 therefore we believe that ….
North Mundham will be far better off with a Neighbourhood Plan as this will give the community the opportunity to have their say on how they want their village to absorb these dwellings.
Key Project Phases in the Development of the Parish Plan
- Initiation <-WE ARE HERE
- Fact Finding & Inital Consultation
- Plan Design & Construction
- Adoption by Parish Council
- Transition to on-going Management
The Consultation Process with take place throughout the development of the Plan
At an extra ordinary meeting on 4th December 2018, North Mundham Parish Council resolved to form a Neighbourhood Steering Group to prepare the Neighbourhood Plan. Terms of Reference for... Continue reading...
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