Neighbourhood Plan

Background

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Written by the local community and co-ordinated with the Planning Authority’s Local Plan, a Neighbourhood Plan can be a powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place, with the right support and amenities.

Totternhoe Neighbourhood Plan – February 2021 Progress

The Totternhoe Neighbourhood Plan is now completed and has been submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) for review and examination. 

Thank you to all those from the village who participated in the consultation and review of the document.  Many comments and suggestions were received, all of which were welcome, and these have now been reviewed, addressed and where applicable accounted for in the documentation.

Regulation 16 Consultation

CBC are now required to undertake a publication period (Regulation 16 Consultation) to provide an opportunity for all parties to comments on the submitted proposals before the plan goes ahead to examination.  The plan together with accompanying documents can be found below or via CBCs website: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/planning/policy/neighbourhood-planning/consultations.aspx
 
The consultation starts Thursday 14th January and runs for a 6 week period closing at 5pm on Thursday 25thFebruary.
 
CBC are inviting comments via email or post.  Please send any comments via email to localplan@centralbedforshire.gov.uk or via post to the address below:
 
Local Planning Team
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Chicksands
Shefford
BEDS
SG17 5TQ
 
All comments will be passed to the appointed Examiner to be considered.

Next steps

Following the completion of the Reg 16 consultation an external examiner will review the Plan to ensure that all the obligatory processes have been completed.  If the plan is successful at Examination, it will proceed to a Referendum, to allow residents to vote.  If the Plan is successful at Referendum, CBC will ‘make’ the plan part of the development plan for the area and use it during consideration of planning decisions. 
 
In the meantime, should you have any questions relating to the neighbourhood plan and its progress please do not hesitate to raise them via the regular PC meetings.