Felsted Neighbourhood Plan
We have now published the Examiner's report on the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.
We have now published the . The Examiner has recommend that the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a referendum based on the area that was designated by Uttlesford District Council as a Neighbourhood Area on 4 December 2014.
The Felsted Neighbourhood Plan is being compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Felsted Parish and village. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.
Felsted located in the south of the Uttlesford District and are home to more than 3,051 people. It is a uniquely situated area with a wide range of historic and modern buildings and including the Felsted School.
Neighbourhood Area designated Uttlesford District Council (UDC): 4 December 2014
Pre-submission Public Consultation (Regulation 14): 23 July - 21 September 2018
Examiner appointed: 16 April 2019
Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16): 12 June 2019 - 24 July 2019
Examination (Regulation 17): Commencing on Thursday 1 August 2019
Designated neighbourhood plan area
The Parish of Felsted was designated as the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Area by Uttlesford District Council on 4 December 2014.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (under Regulation 9 and 11 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes 2004)
Uttlesford District Council has determined that the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and accordingly an environmental assessment is not required in respect of the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.
A copy of the SEA Determination Statement is available below. It is also be available on request at: Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER.
Felsted Parish Council undertook consultation under Regulation 14 on its Pre-submission Felsted Neighbourhood Plan between 23 July 2018 - 21 September 2018.
Felsted Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Uttlesford District Council along with its supporting documents. Uttlesford District Council has confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements.
Comments made during the submission consultation, which ran 12 June - 24 July 2019, are available to view collectively as representations on the submission version of the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.
Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment:
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Cover)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Context)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Historic Development)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Character Assessment - Part 1)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Character Assessment - Part 2)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Managing Change)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (References)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Appendix A)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Appendix B - Part 1)
- Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment (Appendix B - Part 2)
An Independent Examiner has been appointed for the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.
Name of Examiner: Mr Christopher Edward Collison MRTPI, MIHBC, MCIM, MIED
Date of Appointment: 16 April 2019
The Plan will be examined by the independent examiner who will take the representations made during the public consultation into account.
Normally the independent examination will be conducted by written representations. However, if it is considered necessary, the examiner may invite interested parties to a public hearing to present their comments. This might be necessary to examine an issue in more depth or to ensure fairness.
The independent examiner will only consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions set out by law. The examiner will be considering whether the plan:
- Has appropriate regard to national policy
- Contributes to the achievement of sustainable development
- It is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
- Is compatible with human rights requirements
- Is compatible with EU obligations
Following the examination, the examiner will issue a report. If the plan meets the basic conditions the examiner will recommend the plan proceed to referendum stage, or may suggest further modifications are needed. The examiner may conclude that the plan does not meet the basic conditions and therefore would recommend it does not go to referendum.