The Process

The process of Neighbourhood Planning is quite a complex one (which is one of the reasons for commissioning specialist help to produce it) but, in essence, it breaks down to the following:

  • Designating the Area as a Neighbourhood Plan Area (this was done in 2012 by Bude-Stratton Town Council)
  • Organising some initial consultations with the community to find out about the scope of issues which should be covered (Steering Group – 2012 – 2013)
  • Take on a specialist organisation to move the project on and deal with some of the more technical aspects.  Their analysis on the work done to that point and how how to move on to the next stages were set out – Click here. An essential element of neighbourhood planning is to create an ‘evidence base’ upon which the Neighbourhood Plan content and policies is to be based.
  • A large scale survey was launched in January 2014 – for completion online if convenient with paper copies available for those without access to computers.  The main concerns and issues were picked up that buy clomid online australia should be dealt with through the Neighbourhood Plan (consultation was undertaken in early 2014 – approaching 900 responses were received by the public)
  • In order to make this work manageable, local theme groups took on the work to put the public consultations into a set of options which could deal with those issues (mid 2014)
  • Local groups developed a set of policies based on those options which would effectively guide planning decisions.  The theme group work – click here
  • Local groups finalise and developed policies and produce a Draft plan to be consulted on by the community (consultation on the draft plan ended in mid September 2015).
  • Amendments were made in accordance with the community and statutory consultee views
  • The Plans was ratified by Bude-Stratton Town Council (December 2016).
  • Plan submitted to Cornwall Council
  • Independent Examination on Plan (Winter 2016/2017)
  • Sign off by Cornwall Council (February 2017)
  • Local Referendum organised by the Local Planning Authority (held on polling day, May 2017)
  • Plan “made” at referendum following a positive result (81% “yes” by those voting)