Regeneration Cabinet Member – Minutes – 3 July 2014
89 (5) WINTERTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA STATUS: DESIGNATION – The Director of Places submitted a report to inform the cabinet member that Winterton Town Council had applied to have its area formally designated for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The report sought approval to advertise and consult on the application for neighbourhood area status.
The Localism Act 2011 (the Act) introduced new opportunities for local communities to get involved in the planning of their areas by preparing neighbourhood plans, neighbourhood development orders and community right to build orders. The Act and associated neighbourhood planning regulations gave town/parish councils and neighbourhood forums powers to shape and encourage the delivery of new developments
Before town/parish councils or neighbourhood forums could begin the work of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan it was necessary to apply to the council to have the area they wished the plan to cover formally designated.
If the application was approved, the council must then advertise the application for a six week consultation period, after which the council could then decide whether to designate the neighbourhood area.
Winterton Town Council wished to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for its area and had submitted an application to have its area formally designated. Details were outlined within the report and associated appendix.
Resolved – (a) That the contents of the report be noted, and (b) that the approach set out in option 1 to the report to formally designate the Winterton Neighbourhood Area and publicise the designation be endorsed.