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 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 – October 2020 Progress

Refining of the Totternhoe Neighbourhood Plan is nearing completion. Thank you to all those from the village who participated in the consultation earlier this year. Many comments and suggestions were received, all of which were welcome, and these have now been reviewed and addressed where applicable.  The Plan is currently being finalised and will be passed to Central Bedfordshire Council for review allowing it to move to the next consultation phase.  At this next stage you will get a chance to review the final draft, along with the supporting documents, the comments made and actions taken as a result of the village engagement undertaken in early spring. This is known as the Regulation 16 Consultation.

Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 restrictions there will be some delay to this phase but we will do our best to ensure this is minimised.  Following the completion of the Reg 16 consultation an external assessor will be appointed to review as well as ensuring that all the obligatory processes have been completed.
 
Once the plan passes this assessment all village residents will get the opportunity to vote, known as the referendum.  As you are aware local government is working under COVID 19 restrictions meaning it is unlikely to be before May 2021 at the very earliest.
 
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.