Edgmond Parish Council 

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

 

Neighbourhood planning enables communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they live and work and in supporting new development proposals. This is because unlike the parish, village or town plans that communities may have prepared, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the development plan and sits alongside the Local Plan prepared by the local planning authority. Decisions on planning applications will be made using both the Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan, and any other material considerations.

Neighbourhood planning provides the opportunity for communities to set out a positive vision for how they want their community to develop over the next 10, 15 or 20 years, in ways that meet identified local need and make sense for local people. They can put in place planning policies that will help deliver that vision or grant planning permission for the development they want to see.

Communities that take a proactive approach by drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan and securing the consent of local people in a referendum, will benefit from 25 percent of the revenues from the Community Infrastructure Levy arising from the development that takes place in their area.

A Neighbourhood Plan will help to give us more power to develop a shared vision for our neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of our local area. We will be able to choose where we want new homes and other buildings to be built, have our say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings we want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools to ensure that we get the right types of development for our community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

We can choose to set planning policies through a neighbourhood plan that is used in determining planning applications.

The  Old Methodist Chapel

The Old Methodist Chapel

EDGMOND NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Date Document
20-Jul-2017 CHARACTER ASSESSMENT REPORT
20-Jul-2017 Figure A - Natural Landscape Character
20-Jul-2017 Figure B - Character Types
20-Jul-2017 Figure D - Gateways and Landmarks
20-Jul-2017 Figure C - Street Types
20-Jul-2017 Figure E - Relationship to Countryside
20-Jul-2017 Figure F - Significant Green Structure
20-Jul-2017 Figure G - Views to Edgmond
20-Jul-2017 Figure H - Conservation Area with Listed Buildings
20-Jul-2017 Figure I - Buildings of Local Interest
20-Jul-2017 Figure J - Edgmond Parish Tree Preservation Orders
20-Jul-2017 Figure K - Tree Preservation Orders in Edgmond
20-Jul-2017 Figure L - Harper Adams University
20-Jul-2017 Figure M - Proposed Local Green Spaces
20-Jul-2017 Appendix - Conservation Area Management Plan
20-Jul-2017 Appendix - Conservation Area Appraisal
20-Jul-2017 Appendix - Photographs
20-Jul-2017 Appendix - Street Character
20-Jul-2017 Appendix - Telford & Wrekin Village Appraisals
15-Jan-2017 Edgmond Strategic Environmental Assessment

Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan

 

September 2017 - update

We have now submitted our Neighbourhood Plan to Telford & Wrekin Council for publication and formal consultation before it is independently examined. The Plan is accompanied by supporting documents including a Basic Conditions Statement and a Consultation Statement.

Our Neighbourhood Plan establishes a long term view for the Edgmond area and will help to deliver the local community’s aspirations and needs for the plan period 2017 - 2031. It sets out a number of key objectives and planning policies which the Edgmond Parish Council wishes to be used to help determine planning applications in the Edgmond area.

The Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan is being referred to an independent person for independent examination. As required by Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning regulations 2012, the Council is inviting representations on the submission version of the Edgmond NP. The consultation will run for a period of 6 weeks, starting from 14 September 2017 until 5.00pm on 27 October 2017.

Click here for more information.

 


Where we are now - July 2017

We're very happy to be able to say that the Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan has now moved forward considerably. We have reached what is known as Regulation 15. This version takes into consideration all comments received via the various consultation exercises undertaken over the last few months. The document represents your views on how you want Edgmond to develop during the period of the Plan through to 2031. After a final screening process it will soon be available for you to view.

In order to enhance our Neighbourhood Plan the Parish Council engaged the services of a Planning Consultant who has developed a Character Assessment of the Parish Plan area. We invite you to take a look and trust that you will be pleased with the Report and associated documents. They can all be found on the table on the bottom left of this web page.

Very soon we will be in a position to publish the Neighbourhood Plan and Evidence Base.

 

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2017

Edgmond Parish Council is pleased to announce that the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and associated Strategic Environmental Asessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA) screening reports have now been submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council as part of the Regulation 14 Consultation.

This important period within the process to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Edgmond Parish commences on Monday 16th January 2017 for a period of 6 weeks, closing at 5pm on Monday 27th February 2017.

The Draft Plan and accompanying Environmental and Habitat Regulation Assessment Reports can be found on the Parish Council website (see above for the links) and on the Telford & Wrekin Council website .

All comments must be sent to the Parish Council, for the attention of the Clerk, Katrina Baker MBE, and either posted to Oaklands, Waters Upton, Telford TF6 6NP or emailed to edgmondpc@btinternet.com.

Receipt of all comments will be acknowledged.

Please do not send comments to Telford & Wrekin Council.

 

The Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Every home and business within the Plan Area has received a Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire. Please spend a few minutes completing the questionnaire and in particular let us know your thoughts if you DISAGREE with the draft policies. It is very important that we hear your views and that you explain your reasons for disagreeing with any points.

 

Drop-in Sessions for local residents 22, 23 & 24 Sep 2016

The Steering Group arranged three drop-in information sessions at  the Village Hall to hear people's views on what's important within the parish and how it should develop in the future. The displays were grouped under 8 headings:

Traffic & Transport, Roads, Pavements & Street Lighting, Housing, Employment, Rights of Way, Community Amenities, Community Safety, Green Spaces. 

Visitors were asked to share their views on each of these subject areas with some questions posed to help stimulate debate. A summary of the information on display may be viewed if you click here.

If you were unable to visit the display you can still make comments via this website by using the 'Contact' form on the Home Page.

You can view all the comments that we have received by clicking here.

 

Drop-in Session 02 July 2016

This event was designed to raise awareness, receive ideas and to invite anyone who was interested to join the Steering Group. Although not attended by many people this session resulted in a broad range of subject areas being raised. Click here for more information.

 

The Borough Council Receives our Application

The Borough of Telford and Wrekin (“the Council”) has received from Edgmond Parish Council an application under Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 5 for the Council to designate the area comprising the Edgmond Parish Council area as a neighbourhood area within the meaning of section 61 G of the 1990 Act. Click here to see a copy of the letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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