Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan
Trawden Forest Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Pendle Council for Examination. A public consultation on the Submission Plan took plan between Friday 23rd February 2018 and Friday 6th April 2018.
The Submission Plan, its accompanying documents and all comments recieved to the public consultation will now be sent to an Independent Examiner who will carry out an examination of the plan. Provided that the examination is successful the Plan will proceed to a public referendum. If a simple majority of votes are in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan then it will used in the determination of planning applications in the area. Pendle Council will also formally make (adopt) the Plan and it will become part of the Development Plan.
You can find out more about the Examination on the Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan Examination page.
What has happened so far...
A public consultation of the draft Neighbourhood Plan was carried out between Monday 27th November 2017 and Monday 8th January 2018. This consultation gave members of the public and other interested parties to comment on the draft plan. Further information and the consultation documents can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan pages of the Trawden Forest Parish Council website.
Trawden Forest Parish Council has carried out a number of consultation exercises over the last year to help formulate the Neighbourhood Plan for the parish. This included an event at the Trawden Garden Festival in July.
Trawden Forest Parish Council has submitted a formal written notification to Pendle Council stating its intention to prepare a neighbourhood plan.
A public consultation was held between 22nd July 2016 and 19th August 2016 giving people a chance to consider and comment on the proposed boundary for the neighbourhood plan area. Five responses were received by the Council to the consultation with the majority supporting the designation of the plan area. The comments are available to view below.
At the meeting of the Council's Executive on Thursday 25th August 2016 it was resolved that the Parish area for Trawden Forest be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning. The public notice confirming the designation can be viewed below.
The Parish council can now start the formal process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. Further details of their progress can be found on the Trawden Forest Parish Council website.