Hayle’s Neighbourhood Plan has just undergone a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The assessment was very positive but suggested two minor changes – to policies NE5 and NE12.
The Pre-Submission Version of the plan incorporates these changes and we are now asking for comments from residents, organisations, landowners and businesses on this version prior to Regulation 14 submission to the planning authority.
If you do not have substantive comments, it would be helpful if you could still acknowledge that you have received notice of the consultation and have no objections.
Our plan, and the associated SEA, is available on this site (see the right column) and you can make your response on the Surveys page:
Comments can be made using the online form, by email or in writing and should arrive before 5:30pm on 4 August 2017.
Strategic Environmental Assessment
An important step in gaining approval for our Neighbourhood Plan is that it should undergo a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). This is a fairly technical process and we engaged AECOM, who are specialists in this area, to undertake the assessment.
The report is now in and you can read it by clicking the link in the column to the right.
The introduction explains the need for the SEA and the process used.
The Steering Group is delighted that the report supported our policies and concluded that they would have significant positive effects in relation to our population and community.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A neighbourhood plan is about the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on just one or two issues. These may be issues that are relevant to the whole neighbourhood or just to part of the neighbourhood. This is for those producing the plan to decide.
A Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the area, if successful at referendum. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements.
What are the benefits of a Neighbourhood Plan?
It gives the local community control over development in the plan area. It also has the advantage that towns with an approved Neighbourhood Plan can receive 25% of the Community Infrastructure Levy charged to new buildings. This can be hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and can be spent on projects that benefit the community.
Who creates the Neighbourhood Plan?
Hayle Town Council has the responsibility of convening the plan process and for submitting it for approval. The plan itself is community-led and must be approved by a town referendum before it is adopted.
What can I do?
Please look through this site and add your comments to proposals that have been made. Please feel free to make your own proposals too.
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