Parish Plan Update

The Parish Council has received a preliminary verbal report on the outcome of the Parish Plan consultation and is waiting for a written short summary to be prepared – this short summary will be publicised on the website as soon as possible. 

The full report will follow in due course and this will also be published on the website when it is available.

Parish Plan Questions & Answers

Parish Plan Steering Group Minutes

The following Parish Plan Steering Group Minutes are available to download.

28th Feb 2017 minutes 28 02 2017
4th Jan 2017 PPSG Minutes 04 01 2017
14th Dec 2016 PPSG Minutes 14 12 2016
15th Nov 2016 Minutes 15.11.2016
12th Oct 2016 Minutes 12.10.2016
26th Sep 2016 Minutes 26.09.2016

 

What is a Parish Plan?

A Parish Plan provides the local vision based on how residents would like to see the parish change, and protected, in coming years.

Our Plan will reflect the views of parishioners in both Upper and Lower Boddington. Once completed it will set out priorities for the community and will assist the Parish Council in future decision making, based on evidence of what the community wants for the parish.

It is quite possible that some further consultation will be needed with respect to how best to deliver some of the priorities.

Why does Boddington need a Parish Plan?

There are likely to be differing views among residents regarding what might be best for the parish and its parishioners in the future. Having a Parish Plan ensures that all decisions made by the Parish Council relating to use of village assets and amenities are made on the basis of clear evidence of what the majority of the community want for the parish. The Parish Plan will also highlight other matters that require attention as a priority.

What period will the Parish Plan cover?

There is no set period for the Parish Plan to cover. The Parish Plan, unlike a Neighbourhood Plan, is not linked to South Northants Council’s Local Plan. It is up to the Parish Council to decide when it wants to review the priorities contained
within the final Parish Plan. Good practice would suggest every 5 years.

How long will it take to achieve everything in the Parish Plan?

At this stage it is not possible to say. That depends on a variety of factors such as what needs to be delivered, how straightforward the outcomes are to achieve, whether there is a need for further consultation, funding etc….. Some priorities will no doubt be achieved quickly, others will take longer.

How was the Steering Group selected?

At a well-attended Parish Council meeting held in September, it was agreed by all present that the Parish Plan Steering Group (PPSG) should comprise of a mix of residents and Parish Councillors. Given the need for a small PPSG to ensure efficiency, chaired by our independent advisor, those willing to volunteer their time were accepted. Details of PPSG members are available on the parish plan website.

How will HS2 affect the Parish Plan?

Any decisions relating to HS2 will not affect the development of the Parish Plan itself as the Parish Plan sets out what the community wants for the Parish. The Parish Plan cannot allocate any land for development. It is when planning applications are submitted to the Local Authority for new development in the parish that the implications of HS2, and possible impact on applications made, will be assessed.

Who is ultimately responsible for the Parish Plan?

The Parish Council is ultimately responsible for the completed Parish Plan. A Steering Group has been formed to steer the process in order to increase reporting and accountability within the overall process. Clear Terms of Governance have been agreed with the Parish Council and can be seen on the parish plan website.

When will it be complete?

The projected completion date is July 2017.

Will it allocate sites for housing and new development?

No. The Parish Plan is not a legal planning document and is not being drawn up in accordance with planning legislation. It will however set out preferred sites for development which SNC may be able to consider as part of its own work currently being undertaken in relation to the new Local Plan for the district.

Will all my comments be anonymous?

Yes, all comments made at launch events and via the website consultation, along with through the detailed questionnaire survey to follow in late January will be anonymous.

Who do I write to if I have a question (or comment)?

You can contact any member of the Steering Group by letter or e-mail (details are on the website). Equally you can e-mail parishplan@boddingtonparish.co.uk

You can also use the interactive section of the Parish Plan website to raise any questions or to make a general comment. You will need to leave your contact details if you want a response.

How are you advertising the consultation?

Through a variety of media such as newsletters to all homes, posters, launch invitations to all homes followed by launch reminder letters, the website (and linked pages) and through existing community groups.

What comes next?

A questionnaire will be delivered to all in the parish over the age of 18 during January. Following this there will be a consultation feedback event, followed by the completion of the Parish Plan early next summer.

Launch Event Photos

DSC07140
DSC07142
DSC07143
IMG 0225
IMG 0251