REYDON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PROGRESS REPORT APRIL 2019
PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT OUR DRAFT PLAN
You can return this response form (click here for the form) to our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use a paper copy and return it to one of our collection points: Barbrooks, Boydens, The Randolph or Reydon Pharmacy.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR RESPONSE BY MONDAY 10 JUNE
You can also talk to the Neighbourhood Plan Team in person:
5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday April 26
1:30 - 4:00 pm on Saturday April 27
in Reydon Village Hall.
REYDON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PROGRESS REPORT FEBRUARY 2019
The Steering Group of Parish Councillors and community volunteers is extremely grateful to all Reydon residents who have taken part in our various consultation activities over the last year. Your responses have helped us prepare a draft plan which will give the community a stronger voice in future planning decisions on developments in our village.
The following documents provide important background information to our work to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Reydon. The Consultation report tells you what we have done in the last year to find out what residents think about key planning issues which will affect the village for the coming years and further into the future. The Flood Map shows you which areas of the village are vulnerable to flooding and the Village Plan, completed in 2014, shows the wider priorities of the community, based on extensive consultation.
We have now drafted a proposed Neighbourhood Plan, having consulted the Planners at Waveney District Council to ensure that what we are proposing in terms of new planning policies is consistent with Planning Law and the key national and local frameworks that a Neighbourhood Plan must reflect.
Now, we have to wait for 8-10 weeks for Waveney to undertake compete a "screening opinion" to say whether our draft plan requires a full Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA). This will include consulting statutory agencies such as the Environment Agency and English Nature - which is part of the reason this process is so time-consuming. Assuming it is agreed that our draft plan does not require a full SEA, then we can proceed to a final consultation on our draft plan. This will take place, hopefully, in April and May. Then, when we finalise our plan in the light of your feedback, we can submit it for Examination by the Planning Inspectorate. Once that hurdle is cleared, we can then ask Waveney (or, by then East Suffolk), to organise the local referendum to see if local electors want the plan to be implemented. If a majority of those voting agree, we will then have a Reydon Neighbourhood Plan!
We are now able to post a Final Draft Neighbourhood Plan here. This is for information only at this stage. You will be asked to give your views on the draft plan once the SEA process is completed. But, of course, you can always let us know what you think or raise question by sending an email to email@example.com
I hope you will agree that we are working hard to create a plan which reflects what you want to see in future developments in our community.
Cllr Philip O'Hear, Chair of the Reydon Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.