FINAL DRAFT SUBMITTED – NOW FOR EXAMINATION
After 18 months of hard graft by a very committed, supportive and informed team of volunteers from across the community, the Final Draft of the Chacewater Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was forwarded to Cornwall Council’s Local Planning Authority (LPA) on Friday the 16th November 2018. The latest in a long series of milestones that included a wide range of questionnaires, public consultation/engagement events and communication with many outside agencies and organisations, the feedback has been extensive but welcome and has gone a long way to informing this Final Draft.
The last few months of 2018 were particularly intense for your NDP Strategy Team. Having submitted an initial Draft of your Plan in mid-July, in early August we received confirmation from Cornwall Council that the initial Draft NDP did not require a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). This notification was used as a spring board towards Pre-submission Consultation, which ran from 15th September to 27th October. Going in to this period with 34 Objective policies, we emerged with 58 (the most significant being the inclusion of a completely new Objective area covering ‘The Environment – Renewable & Low Carbon Energy’), which we believe reflected the extent to which we engaged. The feedback received, together with responses given and actions taken can be found, along with details of questionnaires, monthly meetings, etc. through this portal.
Cornwall Council have since conducted their own statutory Public Consultation period, which ran from late December 2018 to the 7th February 2019 and is therefore now complete. We have since been advised of the next phase, which will see all our NDP documentation and various consultation responses forwarded to Deborah McCann, as our nominated Examiner. The NDP Strategy Team stands by to respond to any questions that Deborah will have.
It is never too late to comment on the NDP as it is a living breathing document that we hope to update in line with any significant changes in future. So please, feel free to scrutinise our work and make contact with any one of following members of the NDP Strategy Team – we would be pleased to hear from you:
Mr Robin Knill: 01872 561364, 07816 773218 or Rob.Knill@chacewater.org
Mr Tony Roode: email@example.com
Mrs Terie Chesworth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Steve Leech: Steve.Leech@chacewater.org
The Final Draft of the Chacewater Parish NDP and other documents posted on this website are hopefully structured in such a way to enable the reader to grasp why the Plan was needed in the first place. It also gives an insight on the key factors required to protect our Parish from any unwanted development.
Finally, an enormous thank you to all involved in bringing your NDP to this point. Your efforts have been huge and reflect the views of a most committed parish community, who simply want the very best for this unique heritage area. Importantly, we believe we have gone some way to preparing the ground for the future generations who will follow in our footsteps!
Chacewater Parish NDP Lead
Contact details as above
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