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Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan

A consultation on the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan runs until Tuesday 19 June at 5pm

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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.
 

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan submission consultation

Notice is hereby given that Thaxted Parish Council has submitted to Uttlesford District Council their Plan Proposal under Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Notice under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations

Thaxted Parish Council has submitted the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan to Uttlesford District Council. This triggers a six week formal consultation period prior to the plan being examined by an independent examiner. 

The six week formal consultation period will run from Friday 4 May 2018 and close on Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 5pm.

You can view the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents below or hard copies of the documents are available at the Council's main offices in Saffron Walden.

Responding to the consultation 

In order for your representation to be taken into account at the Neighbourhood Plan examination and keep you informed of the future progress of the Neighbourhood Plan your contact details are needed.

Comments must be made in writing; the response form can be used to make representations or you can email comments to planningpolicy@uttlesford.gov.uk or comments can sent by post to:

Planning Policy
Uttlesford District Council
London Road
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 4ER

The closing date for representations to be made is 5pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018

word icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan consultation response form [232kb]
pdf icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan consultation response form [157kb]

Following the consultation

The Plan will be examined by an independent examiner who will take the representations 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.
 

Designated neighbourhood plan area

pdf icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Area [2Mb]

The Parish of Thaxted was designated as the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Area by Uttlesford District Council on 10 December 2015.
 

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan documents

pdf icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 15 Submission [1Mb]
 

Other documents

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement

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 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.

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.

pdf icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement [265kb]

pdf icon Housing Needs Survey, Thaxted [1Mb]

pdf icon Assessment of Sites for Potential Development in Thaxted [510kb]

pdf icon Central Area Assessment - a Comprehensive Review of Thaxted's Built Environment [5Mb]

pdf icon Central Area Assessment - a Comprehensive Review of Thaxted's Built Environment, Appendix [8Mb]

pdf icon Heritage Assessment relating to the emerging Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan [4Mb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted [549kb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix A Figures 1-3 [5Mb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix A Figures 4-5 [4Mb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix A Figure 6 [508kb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix A Figure 7 [378kb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix A Figures 8-9 [3Mb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix A Figure 10 [1Mb]

pdf icon Landscape Character Assessment, Thaxted Appendix B Proformas [1Mb]

pdf icon Wild Thaxted Bioblitz - Chalky Meadow behind Guelphs Lane and The Mead [2Mb]

 


Additional information

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan website

Thaxted Parish Council

Gov.uk - An introduction to neighbourhood planning