Leader of the Council and Place Shaping Cabinet Member – Minutes – 11 April 2018

14 (14) BARROW UPON HUMBER NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – DESIGNATION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA – The Director: Business Development submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member about the outcome of the six week consultation on Barrow upon Humber Parish Council’s application to have its area formally designated for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and seeking approval to formally designate the area for the purposes of preparing the plan.

The Localism Act 2011 (The Act) introduced new opportunities for local communities to get involved in planning 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 delivery of new development.

Before town/parish councils or neighbourhood forums could begin preparing a Neighbourhood Plan they must apply to have the area they wished the plan to cover to be formally designated.

The council was responsible for receiving and determining applications for the designation of a neighbourhood area.  The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 prescribed time limits for the determination of a neighbourhood area application and required the council to advertise the application for a consultation period of not less than six weeks.

Barrow upon Humber Parish Council wished to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan and submitted an application on 13 October 2017 to have its area formally designated for this purpose. The application was published and publicised for the required six week period allowing comments to be made. The six week period ran from 22 December 2017 until 9 February 2018.

Comments were received from 16 groups, organisations and individuals. A full report of these comments was attached at Appendix 1 of the report.

Based on the consultation responses there was no reasons why the neighbourhood area boundary should not be formally designated.

Resolved – (a) That the contents of this report be noted, and (b) that the approach set out in Option 1 of the report be endorsed.

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