Gamlingay's Neighbourhood Plan – the Reg. 14 Pre-submission Consultation

Consultation during September – October 2020 on Gamlingay’s draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group hopes to launch a formal consultation on the draft plan from 7th September for six weeks. All residents and businesses will be able to view the complete draft Neighbourhood Plan and provide feedback. This is a formal and important stage within the neighbourhood planning regulations and is known as 'Regulation 14 Pre-submission Consultation'. Essentially, everyone in the parish will have the opportunity to comment on the Plan before it is submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council for examination. 

A booklet summarising the Plan will be sent to every household in September and there will be a series of consultation events at the Eco Hub where you can come and ask any questions you may have about it. All information, including the plan in full, will be made available on the website, gamlingay-future.uk, with paper copies of the plan available at the Eco Hub. The Steering Group plans to attend the Gamlingay Village Show on 19th September. The latest Government guidance on social distancing will be taken into account in our plans for this consultation. Dates when you can talk members of the Steering Group about the Plan are listed below:

[changes from the printed booklet are in bold]

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday 9th September

5-7pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Friday 18th September

10am-12pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Saturday 19th September

10am-12pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Saturday 26th September

10am-12pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Saturday 3rd October

10am-12pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Thursday 15th October

3-5pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Wednesday 21st October

6:30-8:30pm

Eco Hub, main reception

Wednesday 28th October

6:30-8:30pm

Eco Hub, main reception

 

After the Consultation, the Steering Group will consider all comments received, and make any changes necessary.

At this point the Plan will enter its final stage, which will result in a referendum. All Gamlingay residents will be asked to vote, Yes or No, for the Plan to be adopted. We anticipate that this vote will take place in late 2021.

Please keep an eye out for further information in September including the Summary booklets coming through your letterbox! Do take a look at the website, gamlingay-future.uk, in the meantime and if you have any questions, please contact Kirstin Rayner, Neighbourhood Plan Secretary, (01767) 650310, clerk@gamlingay-pc.gov.uk.

 

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Strategic Environmental Assessment, the Final Version

As we noted last year, the NP has to be compatible with certain European Union obligations regarding its effect on the environment.  That meant that the NP had to be supported by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).  This has been completed and will be available to view on the Documents page.
 
All the supporting documents will be available to view by the start of the Reg. 14 pre-submission Consultation period on 7 September 2020.
 
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
 
 
 

Draft Neighbourhood Plan (NP) Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

The NP has to be compatible with certain European Union obligations regarding its effect on the environment.  For a better idea of these obligations and how the NP will meet them please see the Executive Summary as drawn up by the Senior Planning Officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council:
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Gamlingay's Draft Neighbourhood Plan – October 2019 Consultation

All households in the Parish will receive a booklet (available online here) summarising progress to date on the plan, including vision, objectives and draft policies. We need feedback from residents and local businesses to make sure we have correctly captured the priorities for future development in Gamlingay.
See below for details of informal drop in consultation sessions where you can come and hear all about it and ask any questions. The evening sessions on 3rd and 15th October will also include a short presentation at the start introducing the draft plan, and will finish by 9pm at the latest.
DateTimeLocationTheme
Thurs 3rd October7.30pmEco Hub, Kier SuiteAll themes
Weds 9th October3-5pmEco Hub, Kier SuiteAll themes
Thurs 10th October3-5pmEco Hub, Kier SuiteAll themes
Fri 11th October10am-1pmEco Hub, main receptionAll themes
Sat 12th October10am-12pmEco Hub, main receptionAll themes
Tues 15th OctoberAll day & 7.30pm as part of RSPB visitEco Hub-main receptionEnvironment

The draft plan is based on all the survey feedback and evidence gathered over the last couple of years and has objectives and policies which focus on:
  • Supporting new housing that’s appropriate size, affordable and adaptable
  • Protecting the open countryside and Gamlingay’s distinct landscape setting as a radial village with satellite hamlets and smallholdings
  • Nurturing and growing local businesses in the Parish
  • Ensuring local facilities meet the needs of our community
  • Developing a network of footpaths to promote walking, cycling and riding
  • Enhancing the natural environment and biodiversity of the Parish
It’s really important for everyone to tell us their views on the draft plan, themes and policies. You can do this via the form provided in the booklet, online at gamlingay-future.uk [link to Google form version of feedback form] or in person at the events.
Once all feedback has been collated, the steering group will draw up a final version of the plan so that we can proceed to final consultation, examination and Referendum later this year.
For further information, please contact the steering group via our website gamlingay-future.uk or on (01767) 650310.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

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