Timeline for the Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan

The government introduced Neighbourhood Plans as part of the landscape of Planning legislation with the Localism Act in Nov 2011.

In Quarndon we launched our Plan in May 2016.

Progress achieved to date has been (scroll down to see all detail):

  • May 2016: Village open meeting and go ahead agreed
  • Jun 2016: Steering Group formed.
  • Jul 2016: Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan area designation approved by AVBC
  • Aug 2016: Government funding secured for our initial budget and plan
  • Aug 2016: Consultant selected – a Neighbourhood Planning specialist to assist us
  • 23/24 Sep 2016: Information/Invitation Leaflet to all Quarndon households
  • 27 Sep 2016: Opening meeting held with AVBC Planning
  • 2, 4 & 6 Oct 2016: Village Hall Drop-In sessions for initial community input
  • Nov 2016: Questionnaire to all Quarndon households
  • Dec 2016: Stakeholder engagement meetings and Questionnaire returns analysis
  • 31 Jan & 2 Feb 2017: Feedback meetings for the Parish community
  • Apr 2017: Feedback to first public consultation on AVBC Local Plan 2016
  • May 2017: Confirm Vision, develop Objectives and first draft of policies
  • 19 May 2017: Review Vision, Objectives and draft policies with AVBC Planning
  • 11, 17 & 25 Jun 2017: Community Walks and feedback meeting
  • Jul 2017: Draft Consultation Statement
  • Jul – Aug 2017: Further policy drafting
  • Aug 2017: Apply for Housing Needs Assessment
  • Sep 2017: Policy iterations and Neighbourhood Plan drafting
  • Oct 2017: Housing Needs Assessment launched
  • Dec 2017: Feedback comments on Pre-Submission AVBC Local Plan 2016
  • 22 Jan 2018: Draft Housing Needs Assessment received from AECOM
  • 1 Feb 2018: Comments on Draft HNA fed back to AECOM
  • 23 Feb 2018: First Draft of Neighbourhood Plan and Basic Conditions Statement
  • 30 Mar 2018: Plan submitted to AVBC for SEA screening
  • 11 Jun 2018: Lepus (on behalf of AVBC) advise that formal SEA not required
  • 4 Jul 2018: 6-week “Regulation 14” formal consultation launched

Outline plan going forward:

  • 15 Aug 2018: Regulation 14 6-week consultation period ends
  • Sep 2018: Consider responses to consultation and draft any amendments required
  • Oct 2018: Submit final Plan to AVBC for examination
  • Jan 2019: Formal approval, referendum and implementation of our NP