Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan
A referendum relating to the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 24 January 2019.
A referendum will take place on Thursday 24 January 2019 to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan for Thaxted should be used to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area. You can find out more on the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan referendum page.
What is the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan?
The Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan is being compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Thaxted Parish and town. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.
The Parish of Thaxted is located in the middle of the Uttlesford District and is home to some 2,845 people. It is a uniquely situated town with a wide range of historic and modern buildings including the fifteenth century Guildhall.
The Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan is scheduled for examination commencing 13 August 2018.
Neighbourhood Area designated Uttlesford District Council (UDC): 10 December 2015
Pre-submission Public Consultation (Regulation 14): 8 January 2018 - 28 February 2018
Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Submitted to Uttlesford District Council: 20 April 2018
Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16): 4 May 2018 - 19 June 2018
Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan sent for examination: 10 July 2018
Examiner appointed: 3 July 2018
Scheduled examination commencement date of Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan: 13 August 2018
Referendum: 24 January 2019
Neighbourhood Plan Made: N/A
Designated neighbourhood plan area
The Parish of Thaxted was designated as the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Area by Uttlesford District Council on 10 December 2015.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (under Regulation 9 and 11 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes 2004)
Uttlesford District Council determined that the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and accordingly an environmental assessment is not required in respect of the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan.
Pre-Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 14)
Thaxted Parish Council undertook consultation under Regulation 14 on its Pre-submission Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan between 8 January 2018 - 28 February 2018.
Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16)
Thaxted Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Uttlesford District Council on 20 April 2018, along with its supporting documents. Uttlesford District Council has confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements.
Comments made during submission consultation are available to view collectively as representations on the submission version of the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan.
The Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the Examiner for examination starting on 13 August 2018.
The Independent Examiner, Tony Burton, has recommended that the modified Plan should proceed to Referendum and that this should be held within the Neighbourhood Area.
Uttlesford District Council
Tel. 01799 510518