HARTINGTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
We received over 30 responses to our Draft Neighbourhood Plan from members of our community, together with those from Statutory Bodies, including the Peak Park Authority.
All responses will be considered and logged prior to a review meeting with Peak Park planners on 28 February.
There were some robust views expressed, even challenging the validity of the Plan in its present form. This is exactly what consultation is about, enabling us to consider amendments, to ensure any final Plan complies with statutory requirements and can pass examination by a planning Inspector.
Parking, affordable housing, recreational areas and green spaces, were among the responses and a list of the main comments will be made available, following our meeting with the Peak Park and will form an important part of our Consultation Statement.
This Consultation Statement, together with a Conditions Statement, Environmental Assessment and Habitats Assessment all need completing for submission with the Draft Plan.
The body submitting the Plan is Hartington Town Quarter Parish Council, however drafting has rested with a Steering Group of residents, who volunteered at an early public meeting. Over time this has reduced from the original twelve, to four including myself.
If the Parish Council is satisfied with amendments and a final Draft is agreed, it is sent for "Regulation 16 Consultation" where the Local Planning Authority (Peak Park) conducts an open public consultation on the Plan before it is sent to a planning expert, the Examiner, for the next stage in the process.
Residents and any members of the public will then have a further opportunity to comment on the Plan.
For a copy of the Plan click the PDF of PLAN button to the left.