Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan
BARROW UPON SOAR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - REFERENDUM
A Referendum will be held on Thursday 8th February 2018 to determine whether the Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan should be made (adopted) and become part of the development plan for the parish.
To view the modified Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan, please click here. Hard copies of the documents are available for inspection at Charnwood Borough Council’s Offices, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX.
A formal cabinet meeting was held on Thursday 14 December 2017 where the recommendations and subsequent modifications were approved to allow the Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to referendum. The minutes of the Cabinet meeting have been published and can be accessed here.
In addition to the above, the following information is also available:
- Examiner’s Report
- Summary of Representations
- Information for Voters
- Information Statement
- Statement of Compliance
POST EXAMINATION – FURTHER CONSULTATION
Barrow upon Soar Parish Council submitted the Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan to Charnwood Borough Council, and an independent examination was held on the plan between 18th May 2017 and 10th June 2017. The Inspector’s report was submitted to the council on 29th June 2017.
Charnwood Borough Council has informally considered the recommendations put forward by the examiner and we are minded to accept all of the recommendations except one. The recommendation for BUS15: Road Network was felt to be unclear and as such new wording (in consultation with the governing body and the Highways Authority) is being proposed.
The policy wording for BuS15 originally read as:
Policy BuS15: Road Network
New housing development of more than ten dwellings will not be supported unless it can be demonstrated that existing traffic conditions will not be made worse.
The examiner proposed the following changes:
Reword Policy BuS15 to read:
“Where necessary and appropriate, new developments of more than 10 dwellings will be required to contribute to off-site improvements to the highway network to mitigate the effects of new development. Development will not be supported if the residual or cumulative impact on congestion or highway safety is severe.”
The revised policy wording for BuS15 (of which we are now seeking representations) is proposed as:
Policy BuS15: Road Network
New housing developments of more than ten dwellings will not be supported unless it can be demonstrated that the residual cumulative impact will not make existing traffic conditions worse.
As the Council proposes to make a decision which is different to the examiner’s recommendations, we need to re-consult (where Para 13(1) Sch4B applies) the following people or groups of our proposed decision (and the reason for it) and invite representations:
- the qualifying body
- anyone whose representation was submitted to the examiner and
- any consultation body that was previously consulted.
As a result, the revised wording consultation took place formally for 6 weeks from Thursday 5th October to 5pm on Thursday 16th November 2017. Any representations made on the proposed change during this period will be considered before we make a formal decision on the examiner’s recommendation. If appropriate, a referendum will be held ahead of it being ‘made’ (adopted) as part of the local plan for the area will then take place.
The original Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available for inspection at the following locations:
- Barrow upon Soar Parish Council’s website at: http://www.barrowpc.org.uk/submission.html
- Barrow upon Soar Council Office, 12 High Street, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, LE12 8PY. Phone – 01509 416016 (Answering machine out of hours).
- Charnwood Borough Council’s dedicated Neighbourhood Plan website at: http://www.localplan.charnwood.gov.uk/content/index.php?id=130
- Charnwood Borough Council Offices, Southfield Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2TN - open Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Any comments made on the proposed change should be sent to Charnwood Borough Council together with your name and address by email to:
Or in writing to:
Charnwood Borough Council
Formal representations should be received by Charnwood Borough Council by no later than 5pm Thursday 16th November using the contact details above. If you wish to be notified of the Council’s decision under regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) to ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Plan, please include this as a request in your representation.
Should you have any queries regarding the Neighbourhood Plan or its submission then please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01509 634929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Examiner, Richard High, has now produced his report for the Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan, a copy of which can be vewied below:
Barrow upon Soar Parish Council submitted the Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan to Charnwood Borough Council in February 2017.
Charnwood Borough Council considered the Plan against the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and is satisfied that these have been met.
As a result the Plan was formally consulted upon for 6 weeks between Friday 10th March 2017 to 5pm on Friday 21st April 2017. All representations made on the plan during this period were forwarded to the independent Examiner, prior to the examination of the Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available below:
- Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version
- Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan Proposals Map
- Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan SEA Screening Report
- Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan Statement of Basic Conditions
- Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
- Barrow upon Soar Parish Council Meeting Note 11th November 2016
- Barrow upon Soar Parish Council Submission Letter
Evidence and supporting documents are available to view on the Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Plan website www.barrowpc.org.uk
Should you have any queries regarding the Neighbourhood Plan or its submission then please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01509 634929 or email email@example.com
The Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Area was designated on the 12th March 2014 and covers the whole of the parish: