The Government’s 2011 Localism Act introduced new rights for Parish Councils, as well as other representative groups, for community led planning via the creation of Neighbourhood Plans. A Neighbourhood Plan for Mid-Cherwell will act as an important stimulus to better decision-making. Cherwell District Council is offering active support for this major initiative, which represents eleven parishes and 17% of the population of the District.
The Plan will address issues such as where any housing development should go, what controls there should be on development, together with transport and traffic, employment, education, health provision, leisure facilities and other issues that affect the local community. All our policies will be based on what the community wants: once we have completed a draft plan, there will be a local Referendum, probably in early 2018. If approved, the Plan will become a statutory document.
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On Monday 7th August 2017 MCNP commences the six-week pre-submission consultation period on the draft neighbourhood plan. This is an important milestone on the way to completion of the plan and we want to reach as many local people and businesses as possible, so that you can respond if you wish.
The MCNP website will be the principal means of consultation, with all the documents available to view, and an easy-to-use online response form. There will also be on the website a pdf version of the response form for downloading and written response. All responses, both online and manual, will go to MCNP’s Secretary. Please click on the links below for more information.