Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been submitted to Forest of Dean District Council on May the 29th 2015 achieving a major milestone on the way to the Lydney Public Vote on the Plan.

The NDP, which was started at a public town meeting in 2012 is a Plan for Lydney by Lydney people and during the 11-week public consultation in 2013 over 165 people sent in comments for the NDP.  The NDP changed as a result of the consultation and has since been subject to environmental considerations and statutory consultation.

The  Plan, now  revised into the ‘Lydney Plan – Examiners Version 2’, has been delivered to the Forest of Dean District Council 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 an independent assessor will be employed 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. Pass the Plan
  2. Pass the Plan with modifications
  3. Refuse the Plan

At this stage the Lydney NDP will go to a Public Vote in Lydney.