The Plan has been submitted for the Regulation 16 Consultation

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The Plan has been submitted for the Regulation 16 Consultation

We’re delighted to let everyone know that our Neighbourhood Development Plan has been formally submitted to West Lindsey District Council for the Regulation 16 consultation and the independent examination.

 

What happens now?

WLDC are responsible for checking that our submitted neighbourhood plan has followed the proper procedures and legal process, such as the neighbourhood area being designated and the legal requirements for consultation and publicity having been followed. WLDC will publicise the Plan, arrange for the independent examination and arrange the for the referendum to take place.

The Regulation 16 consultation period lasts for 6 weeks and is different from the previous consultation periods – any representations made during this period will be passed to the independent examiner who will consider them within the context of the independent examination. The independent examination will be carried out by a appropriately qualified and experienced person appointed by WLDC.

Following the examination, the examiner will issue a report to WLDC and the neighbourhood planning body. If the plan meets the basic conditions, the examiner will recommend that the plan proceed to the referendum stage.

We’re obviously hoping that the examiner says that the Plan can move to the Referendum phase, where residents in the parish will vote on whether to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the plan, which will happen in early 2017.