There are some elements of the Neighbourhood Planning process that are set out in legislation, and others that are derived from best practice in order to ensure the most likely changes of success.
We aim to follow the following process:
Stage 1 Nov – Dec 2017
Concerns & wishes
Stage 2 – Jan-March 2018
We will use your ideas and feedback to help shape a draft Neighbourhood Plan. This stage will involve more research and we’ll run focus groups on specific topics. The draft plan will be prepared by the Steering Group, with input from Wiltshire Council.
Stage 3 – April-May 2018
Consult & review
Once the draft Plan is complete it will be made available to see and you’ll have the opportunity to comment on it. A final plan will then be prepared and published. It will be submitted to the local authority and examined by an independent inspector.
Stage 4 – Nov 2018
If the plan passes these checks then the local authority will organise a public vote so everyone who lives in the neighbourhood area can decide if they support it.