Neighbourhood Plan


Neighbourhood Plan for the former Land Settlement Association’s Estate at Great Abington – Pre Submission Consultation
The Neighbourhood Plan has now reached pre submission stage which is a formal consultation stage required by Government regulations. The consultation is running from July 24th to September 18th 2017. The new Policy Document and Character Assessment will be available on July 24th.
 
The Neighbourhood Plan , together with the Character Assessment which supports it, is being widely distributed within the NP area. 
 
You can request an emailed or printed copy from Bernie Talbot, 63 Mortlock Gardens bernie.talbot@btinternet.com.
 
Comments on the plan can be made in the following ways:
On line: By completing this survey or completing this interactive PDF versionsaving it and then emailing it to bernie.talbot@btinternet.com 
 
Paper based: By completing this interactive PDF versionsaving and printing it and returning by post to Bernie Talbot, 63 Mortlock Gardens. 
 
There will also be paper versions of the feedback form available at the consultation event, these can also be returned to Bernie Talbot at the address above.
 
Written responses which are not made via the feedback form will also be accepted. All responses must be received by 5pm on Monday 18 September 2017. Please note that responses will, in due course, be made publicly available although personal details will not.
 
Consultation Event
There will be another consulation event at the village institute on Friday 8th September, from 2.30pm until 7.00pm. This will be an opportunity to ask questions to the neighbourhood plan group.
 
Thank you for your support so far
 
Next Stage
Following the pre-submission consultation which ends 18 September 2017 we will prepare the NP for submission to South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC). SCDC will publish the documents for a six week publication period and then appoint an examiner to independently examine the NP. 
 
How it started
In early 2016 GT. Abington Parish Council held an open meeting to gain feedback on a consultation paper which proposed the development of a special planning policy for the former Land Settlement Association estate. The meeting voted in favour of the initiative and a Parish Council Working Group was established to progress the work.
The Parish Council then sought feedback from South Cambs District Council (SCDC) on the development of a policy. SCDC were in favour of the development of a neighbourhood plan (NP) and have supported its development.
 
Past Progress
On March 31st 2017 a consultation event was held at the village institute. At this event the character assessment and draft policy document were available for all attending to take away with a feedback form. 
 
The feedback from the consultation event was collated and changes were made to both documents, where possible, to reflect the views expressed.
The emerging new documents have also been shared with South Cambs Dictrict Council (SCDC) to ensure the relevant planning people have been able to comment.
We thank you for the input you have provided on the plan at previous stages of development in particular in April this year.
The responses received to that consultation have been carefully considered along with comments from South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC). The NP has now been redrafted in light of those comments made.