The Draft Neighbourhood Plan and its appendices were agreed by the
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in February and endorsed, with some
amendments, by the Parish Council at their meeting in March.
The statutory 8 week public consultation on the Draft Plan ran
from May 10th until July 2nd. This involved ensuring that
businesses, organisations and landowners in the parish, together with more than
20 public bodies, and of course all of our residents, had the opportunity to
view the documents and provide their comments, and included two online question
and answer sessions. Thank you to everyone who provided comments or attended
The next step is to review all comments received and to agree any necessary
amendments to the draft and appendices with the Parish Council. A final version
of the Plan and appendices will then be sent to Wiltshire Council for
examination, together with two other documents, one detailing the consultations
which have supported their preparation and another showing that the policies in
the Plan are consistent with national and Wiltshire council planning policies
and neighbourhood planning legislation. If Wiltshire Council are happy with the
documents they will then be examined by an independent inspector and when he or
she approves them, a referendum on the Plan will be held in the parish by
Wiltshire Council. Providing there is a simple majority in favour of the
Neighbourhood Plan, it will be adopted by Wiltshire Council and must then be
considered in any planning decision which affects the parish.
More information can be found on the Laverstock and Ford
Communities Neighbourhood Plan website www.lfcnp.co.uk .