The Tetsworth Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2034
Under the Government’s Localism agenda, local communities have been encouraged to develop Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP) as the third formal tier of planning policy, aiming to give local communities more say about future land use and development in their area. Since 2016, with oversight from Tetsworth Parish Council, the Tetsworth NDP Steering Group has been preparing a draft of the Tetsworth NDP and undertaking a number of Evidence Studies to support the development of Policies included in the Plan.
The Evidence Base for Tetsworth’s NDP comprises the following reports:
The NDP development process requires a number of stages of public consultation with opportunities to provide feedback. The first formal opportunity is known as the Regulation 14 consultation of local residents and others who live, work or carry on business in the area, and certain statutory bodies. This is the stage that the Tetsworth NDP project has reached.
Feedback from the Regulation 14 consultation will be considered by the NDP Steering Group and appropriate changes incorporated into the Submission version of the Plan. This, together with required supporting documentation including a Basic Conditions Statement and a Consultation Statement will then be forwarded by Tetsworth Parish Council to SODC, hopefully before the end of the year.
Making arrangements for the remaining stages in the NDP development process is largely in the hands of SODC who will work closely with the NDP Steering Group. These stages include a further formal Public Consultation, Examination by an independent inspector, and exposure of the Plan to a Local Referendum. Provided that these stages are successfully completed, Tetsworth’s NDP will be ‘made’ and become a formal element of SODC’s Local Plan.
The Regulation 14 consultation on the pre-submission version of the Tetsworth NDP opens on 21st October 2019 and closes 6 weeks later on the 2nd December 2019. You are invited to comment and access to all of the relevant documentation can be made by clicking on each of the links below.
The consultation notification letter provides details of how you may make responses and where hard copies of the document suite will be in Tetsworth.
Tetsworth Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2034
Tetsworth Character Assessment
Tetsworth Key Views Report
Tetsworth Housing Analysis
Tetsworth Sustainability Overview
Tetsworth Questionnaire Results Analysis
Tetsworth SEA & HRA Screening Statement
Any correspondence will be handled in compliance with Tetsworth Parish Council Privacy Statement.
Thank you for your interest in the Tetsworth NDP Project.