Neighbourhood Development Plan Regulation 16 Public Consultation
12th February 2023 – In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (‘the Regulations’). Calderdale Council is now required to publicise the proposed Todmorden neighbourhood development plan for public consultation.
Members of the public are invited to make representations.
The consultation runs for six weeks ending at 5.00pm on Monday 25 March 2024.
Comments received after this time may not be accepted.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed on Calderdale Council’s Consultation Portal.
What happens next?
All duly made representations, along with the neighbourhood development plan and accompanying documents, will be submitted to an independent Examiner who will assess whether the plan is in line with legislation and can therefore proceed to a public referendum.
If you have any questions about this email, please contact the Spatial Planning team – [email protected] or via Customer First – 01422 288001.
Neighbourhood Development Plan to be Submitted to Calderdale MBC for Regulation 15 Consultation
17th January 2024 – Final amendments to the draft plan have been completed following a period of public consultation from 23rd Sept to Nov 2nd 2023. Todmorden Town Council considered final versions of the Plan, Design Handbook and Non-Designated Heritage Assets on the 17th January 2024. These were approved for formal submission to Calderdale MBC in order to progress the next stages towards the Neighbourhood Development Plan becoming part of the Development Plan (equivalent with the Local Plan) for the area.
The submission consists of:
- The Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan
- The Todmorden Design Handbook
- The Non- Designated Heritage Assets Register
- Statement of Consultation
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Strategic Environmental Assessment & Habitats Regulations Assessment Determination Statement
- Todmorden Housing Needs Assessment (supporting information only)
The next stages are:
If after all of the above stages have been completed, and the plan is regarded as suitable for adoption, the Public will then be asked to vote on whether to adopt or not, at a referendum to be convened by Calderdale MBC, where a simple majority vote will decide.
We will keep you posted on progress as it make its way through these final stages.
Update 06 February 2024: Calderdale MBC has considered the submitted documentation against the criteria set out in the relevant regulations, and is satisfied that it complies with the criteria.
The Decision Statement has been issued and it is likely that formal consultation by Calderdale MBC will commence on the 12th February. A copy of the documents will be made available in the Library for reference.