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BALSALL PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN (DRAFT)

Pre -Submission Consultation

Monday 10 December 2018 until Friday 25 January 2019

Consultation and Publicity

Balsall Parish Council (the Qualifying Body) has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan which is now out to the community, residents and organisations for comment.

The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications within the neighbourhood area.

In accordance with Regulation 14 of Part 5 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Parish Council must now publicise this Pre-Submission Draft for a minimum of 6 weeks  to invite feedback.

We need your views

This draft has been generated from the responses the Parish Council received in its parish wide and targeted surveys, research, independent assessments as well as face to face consultations with Balsall residents and group representatives.

Printed copies are also available to see in the Balsall Common Library, 283 Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EL and by appointment to view in the Parish Council office.

How can I respond to the consultation?

Residents of Balsall parish are encouraged to submit representations electronically by email. Please include your full name, address and postcode with your submission.  This can be done using the Parish Council email balsallndp@gmail.com.

We would like your responses to the specific questions contained in the Plan.  Whilst you can still make general comments, it would be helpful to make your comments targeted in answer to these questions. You will see that the Draft Plan contains a number of questions to prompt your contributions.

If you would like to post your response, please send to: Balsall Parish Council, 287/289 Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EL.

What happens to my responses?

Every response will be considered and potentially used to modify the Draft Plan before it is formally submitted to the Local Planning Authority, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.  A summary of all responses and the modifications made will be made public and published on this website.

Deadline for all responses

Please get your responses in by Friday 25th January 2019.

Any Questions?

Email: balsallparishcouncil@gmail.com

Telephone: 01676 535679

Post: Balsall Parish Council, 287/289 Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EL

Progress to date

A Neighbourhood Development Plan Committee was created 14 December 2016 for project management and decision making purposes and will lead the preparation of and ensure successful delivery of the Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Terms of Reference can be seen here.

Committee members are Councillors Helen Dean (Chair), Mark Tattum, Will Heard and Christina O’Sullivan.

The Committee has met quarterly in public and the agendas and minutes can be seen on the Archive page of the website.

Solihull Council on the 18 July 2017 approved the designation of Balsall Parish as a Neighbourhood Area for the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan, a necessary step in the formal process.

The diagram below indicates how far along the process the Plan is and the stages to come.