Looking back, we have had a very busy year (and a bit) and we are now firmly established as a Neighbourhood Forum. But no more on that here – I’ll leave the details to the Annual Report
However I thought you might be interested to know the shape of the next 12 months or so. We have produced a project plan which, as you might expect, is almost continuously being reviewed and refined.
The end result, of course, is the production of our Neighbourhood Plan. And you may be wondering when you can expect to see it completed.
Given the scope of our Area contains both the HS2 Growth area and the Barracks, you can appreciate this will take time. [On average, Neighbourhood Plans take circa 2 years before they are ‘made’ i.e. adopted by the council]
Rough timetable from our current project plan is as follows:
Community engagement: finish gathering ideas/input
Complete evidence gathering e.g. traffic analysis etc
Draft policies and plan produced
Forum consults on draft Plan: obtains feedback and refines
Plan submitted to Broxtowe Council
Independent Examiner appointed
Council’s consultation of Plan (circa 8 weeks), followed by…
Independent examination (circa 6 weeks)
Plan modified if necessary
Referendum: all residents in the Area will have a vote