Preshute Neighbourhood Plan Timeline
1 June 2021 v0.6
Numerical stages referred to are the Wiltshire Council NP
STAGE 1 SCOPING
• Establish NP Working Group (S1.2) Complete
• Develop objectives, priorities and vision with
topics that may be considered. (S1.3A) Complete
• Define the Neighbourhood Area (S1.5)
• Apply to WC for registration of NP (S1.6).
• Acceptance of application (registration) for NP
by Wiltshire Council (S1.7) Complete
STAGE 2 DELIVERY
• WC case officer allocated to advise. Complete
• Construct NP website and outline resident
• Identify what evidence base is required and what
other expertise may be required eg. landscape analysis,
environmental and sustainability assessment, etc. Complete
• Prepare schedule of contacts/stakeholders. For
instance: NWD AONB officers, Forestry England, English Nature, WC
officers, National Trust, Historic England, Marlborough Downs Space
for Nature. Complete
• Prepare schedule of all major landowners in NP
area, prepare list of names and addresses of all local residents
Initial Community Engagement
• Prepare leaflet with a questionnaire for all
consultees and local residents advising them of the NP, the type of
topics it could consider, the timeline, and seeking replies to the
questionnaire - by email. The leaflet will seek views on any other
topics we should consider and any issues of concern to consultees
and residents, and asking if anyone wants to join the NP working
party (accepting conditions defined in the Terms of Reference).
• Publish leaflet, website and involve media to
maximise public engagement and involvement. Allow 28 days for
Developing the draft Plan (S2.8)
• First Community Engagement consultation by
leaflet, questionnaire & online (28 days). Complete
• Develop first 'Travelling Draft' of NP document
(major headings, etc). Complete
• Prepare an introduction to the NP ie. history of
Preshute and a position statement setting out its main
characteristics in terms of landscape, archaeology, economy, issues,
people, community etc. On Travelling draft
• Carry out some analysis of issues and topics
including preparing a map of the NP area, showing all important
features eg, woodlands, rivers , roads and buildings. A second map
can identify all statutory designations, eg. listed buildings,
ancient monuments, SSSIs, etc. In progress with Contractor
• Prepare a map showing all statutory footpaths,
cycleways, bridlepaths, BOATs -bridleways open to all traffic etc.
In progress with Contractor
• Consider responses to the first public
consultation and develop draft objectives and aims for the NP.
Developing in Travelling Draft
• Prepare map showing all skylines and sensitive
areas eg. setting of Marlborough using contours and evidence from
AONB. In progress with Contractor
• Using these maps and the responses from
landowners to consider locations for limited new employment areas,
and small- scale housing areas for local needs social homes
locations for tree planning etc
• Using the maps and on-the-ground research,
identify whether there is a need to improve signage of rights of way
to show where they are and how they can and cannot be used.
• Consider all other issues of relevance eg. car
parks on private land and West Woods, issues and management etc
managing tourists and visitors.
• Possible detailed discussions with interested
landowners for employment areas and small scale housing areas.
• SEA Stage B - Assessing the effect of the NP
proposals and preparing an environmental report (SEA Stage C).
• Develop a draft text and plans pulling together
the core data above and using the workable ideas and suggestions
from the initial public leaflet exercise. This would be the first
draft of the plan.
• Publish this first draft on the NP/Preshute PC
website and other media eg Marlborough News and email it to all
local consultees and residents for comments.
• Consulting on the SEA Environmental report (SEA
• Review all comments and all matters of relevance
eg. what Marlborough TC are doing with their NP close to the
boundary with Preshute; any recent planning permissions or
applications , changes to the Government or legislation etc.
• Prepare draft plan - completion of S2.8.
Jan – March;
• Carry out ‘Article 14' 6 week public
consultation ie. consult everyone for 10 (6?) weeks (S2.9)
• Review comments and make any amendments
• Send updated draft plan to WC for assessment
whether all necessary procedures have been followed (2.10)
• If process & submission OK, WC publish the
plan for consultation on their website for 10 weeks. (S2.11)
• WC appoint an Inspector and submit plan for
inspection . The Inspector will consider whether it is a sound plan
and he can suggest or make changes to it. (S2.12)
• Draft Plan accepted by Inspector and WC.
• WC arrange a local referendum on the plan . If
there is a simple majority who support the plan it can then be
adopted (Plan is 'Made', S2.14)