Introduction

Neighbourhood Plan Process

Neighbourhood Plans are relatively new planning documents introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  They are intended to give local communities a greater say in guiding the future development of their area and relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, transport, heritage and employment).  Our Neighbourhood Plan will cover the period until 2032.

A final version of the Chiddingfold Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to a referendum, with local residents determining whether it should be adopted.  If adopted it forms part of the Waverley Statutory Planning Framework against which local planning applications will be considered. Therefore, having a Neighbourhood Plan in place will give the local community a greater say on future development within Chiddingfold. In addition, areas with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan receive 25% of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments charged against development in the parish rather than the 15% payable where there is no plan.  CIL payments are used by parish councils to deliver new infrastructure to support the development of their area.

Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14)

It is essential that the Neighbourhood Plan, which has policies for: housing development; new and improved public amenities and services; and business and the environment, reflects the needs and opinions of those who live and work in the Parish. The Chiddingfold Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have undertaken a number of consultation exercises since 2014, the feedback from which has informed the draft Neighbourhood Plan (details of the previous consultation exercises can be found on the Parish Council website). The Parish Council must now undertake a formal pre-submission consultation on the draft plan before submitting the final version to Waverley Borough Council. 

This formal consultation period allows local residents and statutory consultees to provide comments on the draft Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents. Comments made as part of this consultation will inform a review of the draft Neighbourhood Plan, before a final draft is submitted to Waverley Borough Council.

Once submitted, Waverley Borough Council will then undertake a public consultation before submitting the draft plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination by an Inspector. The Inspector will then issue a report and recommend any modifications to make the Neighbourhood Plan ready for a public referendum.

If you live, work or run a business in the Parish we want your feedback. 

The following consultation invites you to respond to the vision of the Neighbourhood Plan and each of its policies. The consultation uses tick box questions alongside the option to provide detailed comments and suggestions for improvements. Please give as much information as possible so that we can use your views to help develop the Neighbourhood Plan.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available on the Parish Council website and a hard copy can be viewed at the Parish Council Office (between 10am and 4pm, Mon-Fri by appointment with the Clerk). 

The survey will close at 4pm on 26th August 2019.
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