Alford Neighbourhood Development Plan
On the 18th June 2019 the Council agreed to 'Make' the Alford Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to the provisions of section 38(A)(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
The Alford Neighbourhood Plan Area application was approved on 31st August 2012. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in conjunction with Alford Town Council prepared their Neighbourhood Plan and submitted it to the Council in late 2018.
The document was publicised for six weeks until 26th September 2018 before being reviewed by an independent examiner. The examiner concluded he was satisfied that the Alford Neighbourhood Development Plan was capable of meeting the legal requirements set out in the Localism Act 2011, including meeting the basic conditions, subject to modifications which were approved by the Council on the 20th of February 2019. The relevant report can be viewed on the Council's Website.
The referendum was passed on Thursday 23rd May 2019 with Council agreeing to 'make' the Alford Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to the provisions of section 38(A)(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Alford Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of that authority's Development Plan, meaning that it will be a material consideration when deciding development proposals within the area covered by the Plan.
A copy of the Councils Decision Statement can be viewed below.