Section 14 Consultation
The Section 14 Consultation is a key element in working towards adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan. This consultation commences on 16 June 2017 and finishes on 27 July 2017 at 5.00 pm. The plan can be found here Ettington Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission Consultation FINAL – June 2017.compressed. The form for submitting comments can be found on the home page.
Consultation takes many forms and Ettington and Fulready Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group started with a public meeting, continued with a BBQ and, most recently, undertook a survey of households. The results of the Questinnoare which was delivered to all households and businesses, can be found Ettington and Fulready Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire Toplines 2015 Ettington Comments from Survey.
Full details of the consultation process can be found here Consultation Statement draft 1.
An important stage in the process is an External Examination when a planning expert is commissioned to examine the plan to ensure it meets legislative requirements.
The consultation will finish with a Referendum when Parishioners will be invited to vote for or against the plan. If the Referendum is successful then Stratford District Council will adopt the plan and will have to refer to it when making planning decisions relating to the Parish.