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BISHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN. PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 19 2012. Relationship between the Borough Local Plan & Neighbourhood Plans. Neighbourhood Plans must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the Local Plan.

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Bisham neighbourhood plan



Neighbourhood Plans must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the Local Plan

  • Neighbourhood plans can amend the general approach of the Borough Local Plan to better suit the local area

  • Neighbourhood plans can interpret principles set in the Borough Local Plan, i.e. add value / detail

Neighbourhood Plans must not promote less development than set out in the Local Plan

  • Neighbourhood plans can deliver more development

  • Neighbourhood plans can move allocations to alternative locations within their area

Neighbourhood Plans have precedence over the non-strategic policies in the Local Plan

  • Clear statement that neighbourhood plans are important

  • Implementation is a matter for the planning application case officer

What will be in the borough local plan
What will be in the Borough Local Plan? policies in the Local Plan

Direction of policy is likely to be similar to the adopted Local Plan

It will designate employment areas, town and local centres, housing sites etc.

It will also set general policy for the control of development, e.g. design expectations and the assessment of impacts

Where possible it will defer localdecisions to neighbourhood plans

STEPS policies in the Local Plan

  • Getting started

  • Identifying the issues

  • Develop a vision and objectives

  • Generate options

  • Draft the Neighbourhood Plan

  • Consultation and submission

  • Independent examination

  • Referendum and adoption

Typical points in a np
TYPICAL POINTS IN A NP policies in the Local Plan

  • Transport and Access

  • Development of new facilities

  • Design of buildings

  • Protection/creation of open space

  • Protection of important buildings

  • Promotion of renewable energy projects

Np ctd 2
NP policies in the Local Planctd (2)

  • Transport and Access – roads/cycling/walking/riding trails/access for disabled

  • Development of facilities- schools, places of worship, health facilities, leisure and entertainment facilities. Community and youth centres and village halls

Np ctd 3
NP policies in the Local Planctd (3)

  • Types of development/change of use- restrictions to avoid too much of one type of use.

  • The design of buildings- could be tied in to conservation guidelines for Bisham Village Burchetts Green Village or other areas.

Np ctd 4
NP policies in the Local Planctd (4)

  • Protection of open space-nature reserves, allotments, sports pitches, play areas, parks and gardens, and planting of trees.

  • Protection of important buildings- Conservation area guidelines, use of Heritage Asset Register

  • Renewable energy-solar, wind etc

Examples from other nps
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER NPs policies in the Local Plan

  • Affordable housing for the elderly

  • Community orchard

  • Hi-speed broadband

  • Protecting cultural heritage

  • New schools

  • Open spaces

  • Improving transport infrastructure

Other points
OTHER POINTS policies in the Local Plan

  • Housing- we have been given no indication to date that any new housing would be required in Bisham by RBWM to meet their own Local Plans (over and above any new housing outstanding under existing Planning approvals).

Other points ctd
OTHER POINTS CTD policies in the Local Plan

  • Timing- NP can’t be viewed in isolation from the Borough Local Plan. Indeed the NP can’t be completed before the Local Plan has been completed to ensure NP is in compliance with Local Plan .

  • Funding- Bisham has a £10k Gov’t Grant to cover costs of preparing plan. RBWM will be paying for the cost of a referendum. Excess costs would have to be met by BPC.

Other points ctd 2
OTHER POINTS CTD (2) policies in the Local Plan

  • Experience in other parts of the country –Dawlish

  • NP rejected by Inspector because it was prepared before the Local Plan.

  • Inspector rejected ability of local community to produce evidence to overrule Local Plan’s own assessment of housing needs.

Next steps

OPEN DISCUSSION policies in the Local Plan