If you would like to comment on any aspect of the Neighbourhood Plan or would like to get involved with the Steering Group, please email to: NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FEEDBACK
Publication of the Disley & Newtown Neighbourhood Plan (Pre-Submission Version)
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (Regulation 14)
The Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning proposals locally.
Disley & Newtown Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG) and Disley Parish Council are now inviting comments on the proposals in this Pre-Submission Version of the Plan before it is submitted to Cheshire East Council for formal consideration and wider consultation.
The consultation opens for comments on 8th July 2017 and the deadline for comments to be received by is midnight on 27th August 2017.
A full copy of the draft plan is available here: DISLEY DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Printed copies of the Plan can be viewed at the following locations:
- Disley Library, Off Buxton Old Road, Disley, SK12 2BB
- Disley Parish Council, 19 Buxton Old Road, Disley, SK12 2BB. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 2.00pm.
Supplementary documents are listed below and are either available as downloadable documents or as links to other sites:
- HOUSING ADVICE NOTE FOR DISLEY AND NEWTOWN
- HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY
- DISLEY PARISH PLAN
- CHESHIRE LANDSCAPE CHARACTER ASSESSMENT
- CHESHIRE EAST DESIGN GUIDE
- MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY STUDENT STUDY
- DISLEY & NEWTOWN BUSINESS SURVEY
- CHESHIRE EAST OPEN SPACE STUDY
How to make representations:
- Complete the on-line form available on Survey Monkey HERE.
- In writing using the policy feedback form available to download HERE
- Completing the hardcopy form available from Disley Parish Council Offices at 19 Buxton Old Road, Disley. SK12 2BB
- By letter to Disley Parish Council at 19 Buxton Old Road, Disley, SK12 2BB or email to email@example.com
All comments will be made publicly available on the Disley Parish Council website page after the consultation period and when the submission version of the Plan is released to Cheshire East Council. Comments will be identifiable by name, organisation or body. All other personal information provided will be protected according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be made available online or otherwise.
HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY AND BUSINESS SURVEY REPORTS AVAILABLE
The Disley and Newtown Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have now collated the results of the recent Housing Needs Survey and the final report is available to view HERE
The results of the Business Survey are available to view HERE.
There is due to be a public presentation of the results early in 2017 and details of this event are due to follow shortly.
The Steering Group would like to thank all those residents who took the time to complete the questionnaires.
LATEST NEWS FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP (NPSG)
27TH OCTOBER 2016
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG) would like to thank all residents who completed the recent Housing Needs Survey. We have received over 300 responses and are now analysing the valuable data provided. The NPSG are planning to present the results of the survey to the community. More details of this presentation will be announced soon.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN VISION AND OBJECTIVES
The Neighbourhood Plan Vision and Objectives are now available to view HERE
If you have any comments to make on these, please contact the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTLINE SLIDES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN EXHIBITION ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW HERE:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE EMAILED A FULL SET OF EXHIBITION SLIDES, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH COUNCIL AT:
The Background to the Neighbourhood Plan
Disley Parish Council recently held two public meetings, including a presentation by Tom Evans, the Spatial Planning Officer at Cheshire East Council to help inform of the possible benefits of having a Neighbourhood plan, to gauge opinion as to whether they think it would be a good thing for Disley & Newtown and whether there was sufficient interest from residents in being involved by volunteering to be a member of a steering group of what is intended to be a community led project.
These meetings were well attended and resulted in expressions of interest from residents who would be willing to volunteer to be active members of a steering group and the Parsih Council has now formally resolved to take a Neighbourhood Plan for Disley & Newtown forward.
The Neighbourhood Plan will set out the policies and vision we have for our community by:
• Setting out where development should go and its type and quality
• Giving local people greater ownership of planning policies
• Bringing the community together to share ideas and priorities for our area
• Providing a detailed evidence base to enable us to make informed decisions about our community
• Helping to raise funds and grants for our community
The Neighbourhood Plan will become part of the Statutory Development Plan for the Disley & Newtown area alongside Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan, currently being examined by a planning inspector.
You may think “what is the point” because Cheshire East has already set out its stall in the Local Plan. However, the Local Plan is a high level document and there is still a huge amount of detail to be decided, such as very important land allocation work which will decide where and what sort of development will take place.
There are 5 key stages in making the Neighbourhood Plan but there are also many other steps, including various legal processes along the way.
1 Agreeing the neighbourhood
We must first agree the area of the Plan and consult the community on that. We must then apply to the Planning Authority at Cheshire East Council to have the neighbourhood area designated. They must then publicise the application for a 6 week period and as soon as possible thereafter make a decision. You can view the proposed designated area here Disley Neighbourhood Area notification
This is the current stage of the process and we would like to request that you complete the consultation survey here
2 Preparing the Plan
This stage is about gathering evidence and engaging with the community. A project plan and budget are produced, funding applied for and a programme of publicity launched. The work usually starts with identifying broad issues, before moving on to drafting a vision and objectives, assessing alternative options and then finally preparing the planning policies. Once the draft plan is produced we must formally consult on it with the community and statutory consultees such as the Environment Agency for 6 weeks. Following any necessary
minor amendments the plan must then be submitted to Cheshire East Council’s Planning Authority along with other evidence for a further 6 weeks’ publicity period. They will check that the plan complies with various criteria including whether the correct procedures for consultation and publicity have been followed.
The Examination may take the form of written representations or a public hearing. An independent examiner will consider whether the Plan meets basic conditions, and that it complies with European obligations and national and local planning policies. The examiner will make recommendations to Cheshire East Council on whether or not the plan should proceed to referendum, subject to any modifications.
If Cheshire East Council regards the plan as satisfactory, with modifications if necessary, it will arrange for a local referendum to be held. They must publish information on the plan and give notice of the referendum. More than 50% of those voting in the referendum must vote ‘yes’ for the plan to be made.
5The Neighbourhood Plan is Made
The neighbourhood plan comes into force and will be used by the local planning authority when deciding planning applications.
How long will the Plan take to prepare?
Normally 18 months-2 years. However, emerging plans are taken into account in important planning decisions and help to inform the development of the overarching Local Plan.
It must be stressed that a Neighbourhood Plan is not a plan to stop all development and to keep our community in a frozen state. It is a plan to deliver the development the community needs and a plan to decide where it should go. It is also a plan to decide what our community does not need and to be able to legally resist it. It is a plan put together by the community and the Parish Council, informed by trusted data about our community and its needs.
If you like to become actively involved in developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Disley please email your expression of interest to the Clerk at email@example.com