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Slinfold Decision Statement - 8th June 2018
Slinfold Examiners Report - Jan 2018
Slinfold Information for Voters
Slinfold Information Statement
Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan 2018
Slinfold SA Non-Technical Summary
Slinfold SA SEA Update June 2018
Slinfold Summary of Representations Modifications Consultation June 2018
Residents who have been monitoring the progress of the Slinfold Parish Neighbourhood Plan will know that after the Examiner issued his 17 point modification to the Plan, there have been on-going discussions between the Parish Council and Horsham over which of the amendments to accept and/or reject. We are now into a further consultation period which closes on the 4th May and it is up to us as a Parish to make our views known.
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At a meeting to discuss the Examiners Report, HDC outlined the position - this is their plan and they very much want to work with SPC. There are 3 options:
1 Accept plan modifications, as is, and go to referendum.
2 Scrap the whole plan
3 Accept some but not all the mods (Preferred option)
HDC is prepared to make changes but as a rule wanted to try and accept as many of the examiners recommendations as possible, otherwise the Plan might have to be re-examined with the risk a new examiner doesn't pass it.
In summary, the main issues are:
1 HDC do want to see numbers for sites. They will word numbers as "at least..." which gives a 10% tolerance
2 They want us to review the allocation on Hayes Lane as 15 is too low and we should review our rationale.
3 They do support the Examiners suggestion to remove the scout hut from Crosby farm. They do recommend we beef up the Cobblers to include the scout hut explicitly.
4 They support the removal of End of Westway as a site and the consequent removal of the Central fields as Local Green Space. They will reference in their explanations that Central Fields will be picked up in a forthcoming Conservation area review and they have prioritised Slinfold.
The process hereon is HDC publishes its explanation of the modifications and holds another 6 week consultation. then 5 weeks later they make their decision to either go to referendum or go for re-examination.
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Please see links below for update
Letter from Norman Kwan - Examiner Procedural Matters
Schedule of minor amendments
Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (non-technical summary)
Consultation Statement Appendices 1-13
Consultation Statement Appendices 13-21
Basic Conditions Statement
Anti-Coalescence Gap Background Paper
Open Space and Local Green Space Background Paper
Site Unit Assessment Background Paper
Scout Hut Background Paper
Letter from Examiner (7th November)
Summary of Representations Regulation 16 Consultation
Schedule of Representors
Examiners Question (1-2 & 4)
Examiners Question (1-2 & 4, Map)
Examiners Question (3)
Further information can be found on HDC website by clicking here and scrolling down to select Slinfold Parish.
We have been advised by HDC that they uploaded the wrong version of our Neighbourhood Plan onto their consultation website. They now need to rerun the 6 week consultation.
A further consultation of the plan will now run for 6 weeks from the 11 September 2017 to 5pm on the 23 October 2017.
Horsham District council have expressed their sincere apologies for this error.
It's been a while since the last Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan Working Group (SNPWG) update but behind the scenes we have been extremely busy and are now approaching a crucial stage for the whole process.
You will recall last November we held our most recent public exhibition where ideas for the emerging plan were displayed and residents of the parish gave their views on the "sustainability" of sites using the same approach that the SNPWG has adopted by considering criteria for economic, social and environmental benefits. The results of the event were posted on the Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan website (slinfoldnplan.org.uk) soon after the event and mirrored the conclusions of the Working Group.
Since November the SNPWG has been cross checking the multitude of data that has been used to assess sites and just before Christmas commissioned Dowsett Mayhew to pull together the first draft of the plan.
Following a number of NPWG sessions reviewing the draft plan, the first formal draft was presented to Slinfold Parish Council on Monday 14th of March at an Extraordinary General Meeting Open to the public. After detailed discussion the plan was voted by a majority of 8 to 1 in favour.
The next steps are to submit the plan formally to Horsham District Council and then the Parish Council will start a formal consultation process. At time of print we are not sure of the exact dates but do keep a look out on the website as well as for notices and banners around the Parish as it is likely to be in the forthcoming weeks. For any queries in the interim, please forward them to email@example.com.
Ed Skeates Chair SNPWG
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