Roade Neighbourhood Plan Designation
We received an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan from Roade Parish Council. This is required by the Neighbourhood Plan regulations as the first step of the Neighbourhood Plan process.
The Neighbourhood Area was formally designated by full council on the 20 July 2017.
Roade Neighbourhood Draft Plan
Roade Parish Council led an Informal public consultation on their draft Neighbourhood Plan throughout September 2017. Roade Parish Council published their regulation 14 draft on the 17 January for a period of 6 weeks.
Roade Neighbourhood Submission Draft Plan
Roade Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Development Plan to South Northamptonshire Council on Tuesday 17 April 2018. This was deemed to be in accordance with regulation 15 and therefore the Council undertook an 8 week consultation period. All comments made during the consultation period were forwarded to the Independent.
The consultation period ran from 9:00am Thursday 26 April to Noon Friday 22 June.
The following documents are being publicised in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) regulations 2012 as amended.
Roade Neighbourhood Plan Examination
South Northamptonshire Council and Roade Parish Council has agreed the appointment of Ann Skippers to undertake the examination of the Roade Neighbourhood Development Plan. The examination took place in October 2018. Correspondence from the Examiner can be viewed and downloaded below.
Roade PC has accepted the examiner's invite to respond to comments made during the regulation 16 consultation. The response from the Parish Council was received on the 7 August 2018. This response, together with a summary of the evidence base used by the Parish Council to inform their plan is available to view alongside the responses made during the Regulation 16 consultation.
The examiner has requested that the plan is re-screened for the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment. This follows a decision of the European Courts in "People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta". This court judgement has altered the way in which some plans are assessed for likely environmental effects. The amended request has been sent to Natural England.Natural England’s response, together with other responses received to the request for re-screening are available below.
An Independent Examination took place on the Roade Neighbourhood Plan and was completed on 19 March 2019
Roade Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
A referendum relating to the adoption of the Roade Neighbourhood Plan was held on 20 June 2019.
A Neighbourhood Development Plan contains policies for the use of land in a designated neighbourhood area. On the 20 July 2017 Roade Parish was formally designated as a Neighbourhood Area. Public consultation has taken place on the draft Neighbourhood Plan throughout the plan development.
The Plan covers the period 2018 to 2029.
The question asked for the referendum is: Do you want South Northamptonshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Roade to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?’
If more than half of those voting in the referendum vote ’Yes’ in response to the question above then the Neighbourhood Plan must be ‘made’ (adopted) by South Northamptonshire Council and the Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the Development Plan for the District. This means that the Plan will be used in the determination of planning applications for the designated area of Roade Parish.
The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Roade Neighbourhood Plan area
A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum on 20 June 2019 if:
- he or she is entitled to vote in an election of any Councillor of South Northamptonshire Council whose area is in the Referendum area; and
- his or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum area. A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered.
The referendum was conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.
In accordance with the regulations specified documents must be provided for the Referendum.
Hard copies for public viewing could be inspected at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6AD during opening hours which are Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:15pm or at Roade Library, High Street, Roade, NN7 2NW.
Roade Neighbourhood Plan Adoption
Roade Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' adopted by Full Council on 24 July 2019. This document now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for the district.