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