Sileby Parish Council

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Clerk: Rosemary Richardson
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Sileby Neighbourhood Plan - UPDATE

Sileby Neighbourhood Plan - UPDATE




There appears to have been an issue with delivery of these SSA Reports to site owners and so the Chairman of the Neighbourhood Advisory Committee has decided to give an additional three weeks in which to receive your response ie Friday, 28 January 2022. If you have already submitted a response you may re-send it, if you wish.

Charnwood Borough Council will write to you, giving written confirmation of this extension period.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Sileby Parish Council initially took the decision to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan in 2014. After a number of consultation events and a questionnaire to gauge the thoughts of the community, the Sileby Neighbourhood Plan passed Referendum on 21 November 2019 with 90% of voters voting 'yes' on a turnout of 15.71%. Charnwood Borough Council formally Made the Neighbourhood Plan on 16 January 2020.

In the time since the Neighbourhood Plan was Made, there have been a number of important legislative changes which impact upon the Neighbourhood Planning process.

The new Charnwood Local Plan has reached pre-submission stage and the UK has left the EU. Meanwhile, Planning Practice Guidance in relation to Neighbourhood Planning was updated in the summer of 2019 and updates to the National Planning Policy Framework (Neighbourhood Plan PF) have taken place in both 2018, 2019 and 2021.

These changes have strengthened the range of powers that Neighbourhood Plans have where they undertake residential site allocations. This is particularly important at times when the local planning authority fails to meet its required level of housing, which is currently the case with Charnwood.

As a result, the Parish Council took the decision to review their Neighbourhood Plan in early 2021 to see how the policies were working and whether any needed to be updated or added to.

This review of the Sileby Neighbourhood Plan is designed to take advantage of these new powers, whilst making sure that the Plan remains relevant in a planning landscape altered by the legislative changes referred to above.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Posted: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:00 by Julie Lovatt

Tags: Neighbourhood Plan