Update on Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Catherine Brickwood and Nigel Goode have now joined our Steering Group, replacing Dick Bosley & Jon Spiller, who both retired as Parish Councilors earlier in the year.

Our thanks go to both Dick & Jon for their contributions over the last 4 years.

 

We are now working closely with the Vale’s new NDP Officers

 

  • Refining our draft policies
  • Validating our evidence base
  • Compiling our supporting statements
  • Ensuring compliance with the Vale’s newly adopted Local Plan pt 2

 

We intend to conduct another short residents’ survey in the next few months and will be presenting our progress to date, in a public meeting early next year.

 

 

Neighbourhood Plan Update

Since the last update we have been working to

  • Conclude our 2018 Character Assessment
  • Refine the draft plan and it’s policies
  • Preparation of the Basic Conditions Statement

We are also awaiting news on the latest round of funding for NDP Grants from Locality

The timetable for NDP completion and ultimate approval by the residents of Steventon is as follows:

By end of March

Further drafting of NDP

Draft Green Space Assessment

By end of April 

Consultation with statutory bodies & stakeholders

Submission of all Plans & statements to the Vale

By end of May

Submit for external Examination & consider recommendations

Before School Holidays ( mid July )

Referendum organised by the Vale

Update on our Draft Neighbourhood Plan

At our Public meeting in October we presented

  1. The outcomes of our 2017 Housing Survey
  2. The conclusions of our 2018 Character Assessment

and explained how these pieces of evidence have shaped the policies in our draft Plan

We are now working closely with our chosen Consultant

  • refining the draft plan and it’s policies
  • collating our evidence base

The timetable for its completion and ultimate approval by the residents of Steventon is as follows:

By end of February

Final drafting

Preparation of basic conditions and consultant statements

By Easter ( mid April )

Consultation with statutory bodies & stakeholders

Submission of all Plans & statements to the Vale

By end of May

Submit for external Examination & consider recommendations

Before School Holidays ( mid July )

Referendum organised by the Vale

Open meeting please come

Tuesday 23rd October 7.00 to 8.00 at the Village Hall Steventon

 We would like to invite all Steventon residents, new & old, to an update on the progress of our emerging Neighbourhood Plan, when we will share with you:

  • The outcomes of our 2017 Housing Survey
  • The conclusions of our 2018 Character Assessment

And how these pieces of evidence have shaped the policies in our draft Plan

We welcome your feedback and comments on how our village is evolving and how we can shape the years ahead.

You don’t need to have attended previous meeting or understand what a NDP is, you just need to live in the village and care about it’s future.

We will also outline the process to completion and how you are all  to be involved, so please don’t miss this opportunity.

Light refreshments will be served, so come and join us!

April Update

We have now embarked upon the next phase in the completion of our Plan and need your involvement.

We have previously compiled a list of objectives to help achieve the chosen mission statement:

To protect and enhance the rural identity and heritage of our village whilst ensuring its future sustainability

Now, each Working Group is now turning them into Policies, compliant with the Vale’s Local Plan Part 1.&2.

In order to substantiate these policies, we need

  • A character assessment of our village at present
  • A landscape assessment of our surroundings and
  • A Housing Survey, to identify our future needs

In April we will be distributing to all residents, a  Questionnaire seeking more data and your opinions relating to existing and future housing within our Parish.

Once again we will be asking for your assistance in distributing and completing this important piece of work.

We will also be convening another Open meeting to present & discuss our draft polices, later in the month. So please look out for our notices, for further details.

Update

Having spent the last year since the Residents Questionnaire collating evidence and completing the Baseline Assessment and Scoping Report, we are now embarking upon the next phase in the completion of our Plan.

With your help we have compiled a list of objectives to help achieve the chosen mission statement:

To protect and enhance the rural identity and heritage of our village whilst ensuring its future sustainability

And must now turn them into Policies, compliant with the Vale’s Local Plan Part 1. Then in a few months’ time these will be put to you all for approval via a referendum.

With advice from the Vale, we have chosen to follow the path recently used successfully by Blewbury Parish Council involving the production of

  • A character assessment of our village at present
  • A landscape assessment of our surroundings and
  • A housing survey, to identify our future needs

In the New Year we will be distributing another Residents Questionnaire seeking more data and your opinions relating to existing and future housing within our Parish.

Once again we will be asking for your assistance in distributing and completing this important piece of work.

The current NDP group is a mix of Councilors and residents that came together originally early in 2015. If you would like to join us, as we embark on the final phase, please contact us, either via our clerk or our website: https://steventonnp.wordpress.com ,or email: steventonneigh@gmail.com