Neighbourhood Plan

This is an exciting project which can make a real difference to Spixworth.  If you are interested in helping us to develop the Neighbourhood Plan, or would just like to know more about it, we would love to hear from you.

Get in touch at: [email protected]

Or come along to our Steering Group meetings. These are open to the public to attend and observe.  The next meeting is  6th February 2019 at 7pm in Spixworth Village Hall. For copy of the agenda click here

Neighbourhood plan  – A Timeline

December 2018 –  the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report, following approval by Spixworth Parish Council, is sent to Statutory Consultees (Environment Agency, Historic England and Natural England).

November 2018 – Steering Group considers an amended draft of policies for inclusion in the neighbourhood plan,  additional consultation feedback received including views of staff children at Spixworth Infant School and approves the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report – a technical document giving a detailed analysis of Spixworth.

October 2018 –  Steering Group reviews initial draft of the policies, considers whether there are  any additional policy areas needed and reviews the policy intent statements to ensure these give a clear understanding of what each policy is trying to achieve. Suggestions are received and the document will be updated.

Aug – Sept 2018 –  following the policy workshops work began in earnest to draft policies for the neighbourhood plan, grouped by 5 themes – covering infrastructure, housing, environment, community facilities and local economy.

June – July 2018 –  Steering Group attend two policy writing workshops and meets  to  consider ways of encouraging further community involvement including visits to local groups, contacting the local schools,  a neighbourhood plan stall at the Church Fete and further use of social media.

May 2018 –  Steering Group meets to consider consultation feedback, to review sustainability issues for Spixworth and possible emerging policies for inclusion in the neighbourhood plan.

March 2018 – A busy time analysing all of the feedback from the recent consultation event ready to be discussed in detail at the next Steering Group meeting.

February 2018 – community consultation event  in Spixworth Village Hall.  It was great to have the opportunity to chat with a number of residents at our consultation event on Saturday 24th February.  All of the comments and views we received  are appreciated  as these will be used to inform the Neighbourhood Plan.

January 2018 –  Steering Group meets to finalise the Vision and Objectives in preparation for the next community consultation event planned for February.

December 2017 – Steering Group meets to consider the feedback received at the launch and starts to develop the vision and objectives for the Neighbourhood Plan.

November 2017 – Parish Council secures grant funding from central government towards the cost of preparing the Neighbourhood Plan.

Launch Event – Saturday 11th November launch event in the village to mark the start of the plan process …At the launch event we received very helpful comments about what is liked/least liked about Spixworth and what residents would like to see change. We were also pleased to receive views and suggestions on a vision for Spixworth and objectives for the Neighbourhood Plan to focus on.

October 2017 –  Broadland District Council approves application to designate the civil Parish of Spixworth as the Neighbourhood Area.  Map of Designated Neighbourhood Area.

Steering Group formed to oversee the production of the Neighbourhood Plan. At its first meeting the Group elects residents Peter Holdroyd as its Chairman  and Paula Harkin-Perry as Vice Chairman.

September 2017 – As one of the first steps the Parish Council applies to Broadland District Council, the local planning authority, to designate the neighbourhood area for the Spixworth Neighbourhood Plan.