Egerton Neighbourhood Plan
Adoption of Neighbourhood Plan
Following the positive referendum result, Ashford Borough Council is publishing its decision to ‘make’ the Egerton Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2021-40 as part of Ashford Borough Council’s Development Plan in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
The Adopted Neighbourhood Plan and formal Regulation 19 Decision statement, as required under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, in included in the key documents set out below:
Hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement will be available to view shortly at the Civic Centre and Ashford Gateway, during their usual opening times.
The Referendum for the Egerton Parish Neighbourhood Plan was held on 10 February 2022. The referendum result was as follows:
434 Total Votes. 397 (91.47%) Yes and 37 (8.52%) No.
Regulation 18 - Council's Decision Statement
Ashford Borough Council has now considered the contents of the Examiner’s Report and have prepared a Decision Statement setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner.
The Decision Statement confirms that the Egerton Parish Neighbourhood Plan, with modifications, can proceed to referendum.
Due to current restrictions around Covid-19, hard copies of these documents will not be available in public libraries. However, if a copy if required please contact email@example.com.
Independent Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan
Ashford Borough Council has appointed Mr. Derek Stebbing B.A. (Hons), Dip. E.P., MRTPI as the Independent Examiner of the Egerton Neighbourhood Plan to commence on 19th August 2021..
The Independent Examination has now been completed. The Council received the Examiner’s report on 15th November 2021. The Examiner’s report recommended that the Egerton Neighbourhood Plan 2021-2040 has been duly prepared in compliance with the procedural requirements and that the Plan, subject to a number of modifications (set out in Appendix 1 of the Examiners report below), meets the Basic Conditions and should proceed to referendum.
Ashford Borough Council has a duty1 to respond to the Examiners Report and the proposed modifications within it, in a formal 'Decision Statement' to indicate whether they agree to the Examiners recommendations and if the plan will progress to public Referendum within the parishes. This is located above.
1 Under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)
The Examiner has set out the procedural matters for how the Examination will progress, and asked some questions of the Qualifying body and the Council in correspondence dated 26 August.
Egerton Parish Council Response to Examiner's Questions
Additional documents submitted by Egerton Parish Council
Question 7 correspondence
ABC response to Examiner's Questions
To view the Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documentation and representations made on the plan during the Regulation 16 consultation please view the Neighbourhood Plan portal.
Consultation on Submission (Regulation 16)
The Egerton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to ABC for formal consultation. The consultation started on Friday 25 June 2021 and ran until 5pm on 6 August 2021. If you wish to view the plan and supporting documentation please view the consultation on the portal.
Pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14)
Egerton Parish Council held a six week consultation on their pre-submission draft Neighbourhood Plan, under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012. The consultation closed on 25 September 2020.
The consultation documents can be accessed by visiting the Egerton Neighbourhood Plan website.
Area designation consultation
On 30 March 2017 Ashford Borough Council received an application from Egerton Parish Council for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area. The area requested to be designated is the entire Parish of Egerton. The application and map of the area was open for public consultation for 6 weeks from Monday 24 March to Monday 5 May 2017.
On 13 July, ABC approved the designation of the Egerton Neighbourhood Area. A copy of the designation report, Neighbourhood Area application and map, which identifies the area, is attached below:
Contact the Neighbourhood Plan Group
Neighbourhood Plans are led by the Parish Council who can be contacted through the Egerton Parish Council website.