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The Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was formally submitted to the Forest of Dean District Council on the 4th of April 2014 for them to check the Plan to make sure it meets the legal requirements identified in The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 Since then the Lydney NDP Community Steering Group has met the Forest of Dean District Council to discuss the Plan. The final checks are now underway to ensure the Plan is legally compliant and we look forward to updating you soon on how the Plan progresses to Independent Assessment. Click HERE for the NDP Quick Guide which details the process of Neighbourhood Development Plans
On Friday the 4th of April 2014 the finalized Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was handed to the Local Planning Authority, the Forest of Dean District Council. Lydney Town Council instigated the idea of developing the Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan in April 2012 and a Lydney NDP Community Steering Group was formed with members from the Town Council, representatives of local groups and interested individuals to progress the Lydney NDP. On the 11th of January 2013 the Steering Group held a public meeting to introduce NDPs, the changes to the planning system and the process of completing an NDP. The meeting, attended by Mark Harper, the local MP who introduced the NDP process, was well attended by members of the public. There was an extensive question and answer session at the meeting on the possible remit of the Lydney NDP and the extent of its power, as well as questions on more general issues which were contentious in the town. Following the 11th January 2013 town meeting the NDP Steering Group grouped the main issues which were identified in the NDP questionnaires and raised in the town meeting into 8 headings: Education Transport Health Leisure and Sport Town Centre Regeneration Economic Growth Environment Harbour Over the next few months the draft NDP was developed and an 11 week public consultation period started in September 2013 on the 'Draft Lydney Plan - Public Version' (Click here to view) Printed copies of the Draft Lydney Plan were distributed prior to the start of the public consultation period on the 2nd of October 2013 and one hundred and forty one copies of the Draft Lydney Plan were posted to: 32 local groups and organisations 14 local schools, nurseries, academy and [...]
The public consultation period closed on the 20th of December 2013 and since then we have been reviewing all the comments and feedback we received about the Draft Lydney Plan. In total we received 155 comments and 16 Statutory Consultee responses ( all can be found HERE). Work is now underway revising the Lydney Plan in light of the public consultation and statutory consultee feedback. Once completed Lydney’s Neighbourhood Development Plan will be submitted to the Local Planning Authority, The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), whom will check the Plan to make sure it meets the legal requirements identified in The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. FoDDC will then publicise the Plan and invite people to make comments. At the same time the FoDDC will also appoint an independent assessor to examine the plan and make sure the Plan meets the criteria set down in Schedule 4B of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by The Localism Act 2011 The Independent assessor will either: 1. Refuse the Plan 2. Pass the Plan 3. Pass the Plan with modifications Click here for more information on the Neighbourhood Development Plan process
Forest of Dean District Council and Gloucestershire Highways worked together to create a Lydney Transport Scheme in 2013 and submitted the project to the Gloucester Local Transport Board to seek funding. The Lydney Transport Scheme was one of 14 projects which is currently being considered by Gloucester Local Transport Board and they would now like to know your views on the individual schemes. The current approved prioritised list contains 14 schemes in total. Based on the existing DfT financial allocation of £9.8 million, it would only be possible to consider funding the top four. You can leave your feedback here: https://gloucestershire-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/trp/travel/majorschemefunding/gltb/gltb_prioriitised
Many thanks to everyone who commented on the Draft Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan. The public consultation period has now ended and we are beginning the process of looking at the feedback and amending the Plan. We hope to have the amended plan ready by early 2014 and we will keep you updated on the process. Once completed Lydney's Neighbourhood Development Plan will be submitted to the Local Planning Authority, The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), whom will check the Plan to make sure it meets the legal requirements identified in The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. FoDDC will then publicise the Plan and invite people to make comments. At the same time the FoDDC will also appoint an independent assessor to examine the plan and make sure the Plan meets the criteria set down in Schedule 4B of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by The Localism Act 2011 The Independent assessor will either: 1. Refuse the Plan 2. Pass the Plan 3. Pass the Plan with modifications Click here for more information on the Neighbourhood Development Plan process
The Neighbourhood Development Planning Newsletter (edition 8) provides updates on how communities are proceeding with their plans and details on funding and support plus any other relevant info. See the newsletter here To see all the Neighbourhood Planning newsletters from the Department of Communities and Local Government view the NDP Feedback page on this website or click here and view the 'Newsletters' section.
The public consultation period of the draft Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan is coming to a close on Friday the 20th of December 2013. If you wish to comment on the Plan please send them in soon either via the feedback form on this website via the contact form www.lydneyndp.org.uk/contact/ or send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them in writing to Lydney NDP, Council Chambers, Claremont House, High Street, Lydney, GL15 5DX
The consultation period has now been extended until the 20th of December to allow as many people as possible to comment on the draft Plan. So far the Public Consultation has included: • In the week commencing 30th September 2013 10,000 newsletters sent out via Post Office Door2Door service to all business & resident addresses in GL15 • Newspaper adverts announcing the start of the consultation process and the dates of the first two town meetings were placed in the Forester and The Review in the weeks 11th September, 18th September, 25th September and October 2nd • On the 2nd Oct a Town Meeting was held in Naas lane Community centre had 68 people attending • 8th Oct Town Meeting in The Annexe Inn had 55 people attending • A NDP info stand manned by people from the NDP Steering group attended the St Mary's Parish Fete • A Councillors Surgery event focusing on the NDP and the Draft Lydney Plan was held in the town centre • Over 100 comments on the draft plan have been logged • 236 draft plans have been posted or hand delivered to local groups and organisations as well as statutory and non statutory consultees • In the week commencing the 18th of November another 10,000 newsletters summarising the NDP process have been sent out via the Post Office Door2Door service to all GL15
The Draft NDP public consultation period has been extended from the 22nd of November to the 20th of December 2013 to allow as many people and groups as possible to engage with the Draft Plan. The Community Meeting which was planned for the 20th of November at Naas Lane Community Center will be moved to be held at the end of the extended period (date of meeting to be confirmed). So please remove the 20th November from your diaries. Keep the comments on the Draft Plan coming in, we are collating and logging all the comments so they can be reviewed at the end of the consultation period.