What is the Neighbourhood Development Plan and why do we need your views?

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) gives local people more say in how developments should take place in the Holme Valley, and once adopted it will result in more money being available for community projects within the Holme Valley.   

The Steering Group of parish councillors and community group representatives has developed this plan from extensive research, community consultation and specialist expertise.  In 2018, we sought your views on our proposed vision, objectives and planning policies to deliver the future valley you wish to see by sending every household a booklet about the Plan called ‘Your Valley, Your Voice’.  Thank you to all those who took part in the ‘Your Valley Your Voice’ consultation. 

Feedback gave overwhelming support for the Neighbourhood Plan and we were delighted that all the policies were resoundingly endorsed.  We considered all the comments received both from the public and from Kirklees and retained all the important themes that matter to local people but updated and refined them to make our policies more focused.  Details of this analysis is available on our website: www.holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

This Regulation 14 consultation is your final opportunity to help us improve the plan and endorse its progress before it is submitted to Kirklees, who will then publish it for a further 6 weeks consultation before it is examined by an Independent Planning Examiner.  Following the inclusion of the Planning Examiner’s recommendations, you will then decide whether to support it through a referendum in 2020.  If more than 50% of those who vote are in favour, the Plan will be formally adopted and will thereafter be used by Kirklees to inform planning decisions in the Valley.

In early 2019, we also commissioned a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to help us improve how the plan supports the sustainability of our natural, historic and social environment in the Holme Valley.  This independent report is included in our consultation and we would welcome your comments on its recommendations.  This formal ‘Regulation 14’ consultation is also the first time we share our Draft Plan with statutory consultees such as Historic England, Peak District National Park and our neighbouring parish councils. 

We welcome all your suggestions for further improvements to the planning policies proposed and on the Strategic Environmental Assessment’s recommendations.  We also would like to know if overall you are supportive of the adoption of the Neighbourhood Development Plan in the future.  To view the draft NDP, please look at our website www.holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk where you will also find a summary of the policies to refer to as you complete the questionnaire.

All the feedback will help make the plan a reality and help give our community a stronger voice in future planning decisions.  

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* 1. Policy 1: Protecting and enhancing the landscape character of the Holme Valley
(see our NDP Policy Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 2. Policy 2: Protecting and enhancing the built character and conservation areas of the Holme Valley and promoting high quality design. 
(see our NDP Policy Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 3. Policy 3: Conserving and enhancing local non-designated heritage assets
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 4. Policy 4: Promoting high quality shop fronts, and advertisements
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 5. Policy 5: Promoting high quality public realm
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 6. Policy 6: Building homes for the future
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 7. Policy 7: Supporting business generation
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 8. Policy 8: Facilitating development in Holmfirth, Honley and other local centres
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 9. Policy 9: Protecting and enhancing local community facilities
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 10. Policy 10: Protecting local green space
We have identified four sites:
- Scholes Well Garden (Marsh Road),
- Scholes Sandygate Fields (between Sandy Gate & Scholes Moor Road),
- Wooldale Chapel Field (between Bill Lane & Robert Lane)
- Hade Edge Gateway Triangle (between Penistone Road & Dunford Road).
For maps and more information about the sites, please refer to Appendix 3 of the full NDP on our website.
Do you have any additional information to strengthen the cases for these sites to receive protection from development?

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* 11. Policy 11: Improving transport, accessibility and local infrastructure
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 12. Policy 12: Promoting sustainability
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 13. Policy 13: Focusing developer contributions on local priorities
(see our NDP Policies Summary or review the full NDP & supporting documents on our NDP website).
Do you have any suggested improvements to this policy?

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* 14. Overall, do you support the aims of the plan and its future progression to referendum?

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* 15. Do you have any other comments on the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan?

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* 16. Strategic Environmental Assessment (see the Environmental Report and the Non-Technical Summary on our NDP website)
Do you have any comments on this report?

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* 17. If you are content to do so, please provide your contact details so we can keep you updated as we progress to referendum.

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* 18. Please tick the box below to indicate that you consent for your personal information to be used within the recorded responses from this Regulation 14 consultation:

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* 19. Please tick the box below to indicate that you consent for your personal information to be shared with Kirklees Council for the purposes of contacting you about the next formal consultation (Regulation 16)

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