Apple Day Presentation

Focus Group Meetings Presentation

Summary of Final Report Findings Presentation

Summary of the  presentation made at the open meetings on 9th August  and 20th August 2017

Summary of the presentation made at the open meetings of 26th November and 29th November 2017

An open forum meeting was held in the Clifford Chambers Village Hall in July 2015 where the incentive of producing a neighbourhood plan was explained to be that it would have “statutory status” which must be taken into account by Stratford District Council when making any decisions impacting on our villages. This provides a much stronger position to challenge changes that might otherwise be imposed upon our villages.  A resounding vote was taken by the 65 residents present at the meeting in favour of supporting the development of a neighbourhood plan covering Clifford Chambers and Milcote which was subsequently endorsed by the Parish Council.

A Steering Group of local residents has now been set up to develop the neighbourhood plan with the initial task of establishing what needs to be done, when this should happen and how we can eventually achieve acceptance of the proposals that we develop.   A key part of this work is to ensure full engagement with residents, organisations, businesses and land owners within our area so that all views can be taken into account and adequately represented.

The journey to create our neighbourhood plan will take in the region of three and a half years to complete.  We know that seems a long time and we will do all we can to keep it on track, and where possible to speed it up.  However, we have to recognise that we need to comply with statutory procedural requirements as part of the development process and the final recommendations must be verified by local, district and central government planning organisations before gaining acceptance.

So let’s briefly define the steps that make up the journey Clifford Chambers and Milcote have now embarked upon.

July to December 2015:

Set up a Steering Group comprising local residents and councillors

Elect a Chairman  and allocate roles and responsibilities to all members

Agree terms of reference

Set up a plan of action with milestone objectives

Establish the area for which the neighbourhood plan will apply

Seek endorsement from Stratford District Council to proceed

Obtain grant funding to support the work of the team

Organise first round of resident engagements (Apple day - October)

January to June 2016: (note this section did not complete until April 2017)

Arrange Open Forum sessions to get further feedback from residents and businesses (February/March)

Review feedback from all engagement sessions and develop a comprehensive questionnaire

Send out questionnaire to everyone within our community to seek responses on how our Parish should evolve

June to November 2017:

Analyse feedback from questionnaires

Consult with the community on the results of the questionnaire

Establish key themes and prioritise issues

Prepare aims and vision statements

Draft policies and specific proposals

Prepare a plan

January 2018 to October 2018:

Prepare a draft report stating policies and proposals

Consult within the community on the draft report and amend as necessary

Submit updated report to the Parish Council for support

Finalise report( including check by consultants)

November 2018 to April  2019:

Submit to Stratford District Council for review and environmental assessment

Stratford District Council nominates an Examiner for independent assessment of the plan

Examiner gives his ruling and any necessary adjustments to the Plan are made

May to October 2019

Referendum held involving whole community to vote on acceptance of plan

Plan is “made” (approved) if greater than 50% of vote in favour of the adoption.

The Journey

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