The date of the referendum will be November 23rd 2017. If you are on the electoral register you will receive polling cards in the same way as other elections and there will be a polling station in each of the three villages of Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour as well as the opportunity to make a postal vote.
The examiner has published his findings which can be viewed in full here. The Parish council supports all the recommendations and will now produce the final plan to be submitted to Mole Valley and subsequently to a referendum.
The next stage of the Neighbourhood Development Plan has now started, which is to pull together all the information received into a Draft Plan. This will take approximately two months, though there is not a fixed schedule.
The Draft plan will review of each of the 3 wards individually and the Parish as whole taking into account the architecture, landscape, transport etc, as well as the sites that may be considered for development along with your views and comments. We have commissioned both a landscape assessment and a housing needs survey (which you will receive by post). The aim is to provide a picture of where we are now and what can be done to improve the Parish and keep it both sustainable and a desirable place to live and work in.
This is only a brief guide to the content but every every household will receive a full copy of the draft plan later in the year to give you a chance to review and comment on it (the six week public consultation period) before it goes to Mole Valley District Council for their thoughts (a further minimum of six weeks) then a planning Inspector to check content and process before eventually being adopted or rejected in the Public Referendum.
The decision on which pieces of land would be put forward for inclusion in the Draft Plan has been made and a link to the status of all the sites was posted immediately following the decision. Everyone who has signed up to receive email notifications will also have had a copy. It has been pointed out that there wasn’t a “Post” to announce the decision (because it has it’s own link on the website) so we hope this post will meet that need. The decisions can be found by clicking this link: Site Proposals
The criteria used to decide which sites would go forward to the draft plan can be found by clicking on this link: Criteria
Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting in Beare Green this week and those who have sent in views about the sites that were submitted for consideration. If you have replied yet, responses to the Site Allocation Schedule need to be in by midnight Tuesday 2nd February 2016.
Responses can be made in writing to the Parish Clerk, left in the drop box at Coldharbour, Beare Green Village Hall or Carters Newsagents in Capel or you can email to email@example.com.
Tuesday January 26th 2016 is the next date for your diary as it is when the list of potential sites will be made available to see and discuss. The meeting will be held at 7:00pm at Beare Green Village Hall. There is one meeting covering all three wards of the Parish.
The 2nd round of meetings completed with lively debate at Coldharbour. Please keep your thoughts coming either by posting a comment on the site, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to NDP c/o Leith Lodge, Horsham Road, Beare Green Surrey RH5 4PF. Alternatively comments boxes are placed at Coldharbour John Venus Hall and Beare Green Village Hall.