The Neighbourhood Plan

Tattenhall’s Neighbourhood Plan is now made.

Read the decision notice from CWaC here:

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

The parish has been selected as one of the pilot communities to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. This means that residents will have a say in how the area develops.

The Public Examiner’s Report on the Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan was published on 21st August.  With a few minor wording changes, the Report recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to Local Referendum.  This will probably be in mid October.  Follow the link below to read the full report:

The Local Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Tattenhall & District will be held at the Barbour Institute on 24th October.  The official notices are available by following the links below:

At the Local Referendum, held on 24th October, of the 1822 residents eligible to vote, 945 votes were cast (51.86%).  Of those who voted, 905 voted YES to the Neighbourhood Plan, which represents 95.97% approval. The community now awaits the outcome of the legal challenge mounted by two developers. Neighbourhood Planning is about local people coming together to agree “this is what we want our area to look like. Here is where we want the new homes to go and how we want them designed; here is where we want our shops and offices; here are the green spaces we want to protect” – Greg Clark, November 2010.

The consultation

In late 2011, community consultation was held through workshops, meetings and questionnaires. Neighbourhood profiling took place to estabish a ‘picture’ of the community and maps have been collated – this has created the basis for a draft plan based on the vision of the community.

The key aims of the draft plan

  • Homes to meet the needs of local people
  • Better facilities for all the community
  • Improve accessibility
  • Supporting and regenerating the local economy
  • To protect landscape and nature conservation interests
  • To encourage and support local distinctiveness
  • To protect the built heritage
  • To encourage quality design in buildings and places
  • Supporting local tourism

What happens next?

  • April/May 2012: First draft will be released for public consultation
  • September/October 2012: Second draft will be released with consultation comments
  • November/December 2012: A draft will be created for local examination
  • April 2013: A local referendum will be held

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

The plan:

  • Sets out policies in relation to the development and use of land in a particular neighbourhood
  • Will be part of the statutory ‘development plan’

What is a Neighbourhood Development Order?

The order can grant planning permission for a specific development on a site, or for a type of development across a wider area. The plans and orders must have regard to national planning policy and be in general conformity with strategic policies in the development plan for the local area. They must also be compatible with EU obligations and Human Rights requirements.

What happens next?

The order can grant planning permission for a specific development on a site, or for a type of development across a wider area. The plans and orders must have regard to national planning policy and be in general conformity with strategic policies in the development plan for the local area. They must also be compatible with EU obligations and Human Rights requirements.