Public consultation on the proposed site allocations in the Neighbourhood Plan
May 2019 – Public Consultation
On May 4th, the Battle Civil Parish Neighbourhood Steering Group shared with the residents of Battle, Telham and Netherfield the work completed so far on developing our Neighbourhood Plan.
All the documents shared at the consultation are available below. We would really value you reviewing these documents and sharing your thoughts on the feedback form. This will need to be downloaded and printed and either scanned and sent to email@example.com or delivered to Battle Town Council office at The Almonry, High Street, Battle TN33 0EA. Feedback forms must be returned by 21st May 2019.
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- The presentation shared on May 4th that includes the proposed priority order of sites in Battle and Netherfield. BCPNP_consultation_documents_used_on_4th_May_2019_V2.0_20190506
- The AECOM report reviewing the potential sites. AECOM_Site_Assessment_Recommendations_February_2019
- A report on the Parish Survey of April 2016.Survey_Report_April2016Fullversion
- A study to identify, and assess for designation and protection, green spaces and natural features (such as trees and hedgerows) within the parish of Battle. Green_Infrastructure_Study_v0.4_2018_12_22
- A report on the local green spaces within the Parish.Green_Spaces_analysis_v6.1_2019_04_30
- A draft Character Appraisal report. Character_Appraisal_draft_May2019
- Parish Analysis Study. Parish Analysis Study
- A report on the strategic gaps (an area of land which helps determine the separation of settlements and protect their individual character)Strategic_Gap_analysis_v5_FINAL
Click here for the feedback form Battle Consultation Feedback Form May 2019
For information about Neighbourhood planning please click the following link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning–2
What is Neighbourhood Planning?
Neighbourhood Planning gives communities power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what the new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead.
Neighbourhood Planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure they get the right types of development of their community.
Our Vision Statement
This is the updated Vision Statement which is a draft document.
The Parish of Battle community, both in the immediate and foreseeable future, wish to create a safe and friendly environment where people want to live, work and play. This goal will be met through engagement with the local community and should directly reflect the community’s own views and aspirations. It will secure the future through the formulation of policies and objectives, which not only support sustainability, but also development that enhances and respects the unique historic nature of Battle. These strategies will pay particular attention to the ecological, agricultural, public enjoyment and intrinsic values of the Parish and its countryside.
The Localism Act (2011) introduced several new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development, including the provision to prepare a “Neighbourhood Plan” for their area. A neighbourhood plan can set out policies for the location of houses, shops and offices, or to set design standards for new development.
In “Parished areas” Neighbourhood Plans can only be undertaken by the relevant Town or Parish Council. Elsewhere, they may be prepared by a duly constituted “Neighbourhood Forum”.
Preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan is optional; it is effectively an alternative to a Parish or Town Council working in partnership with the District Council.
Responsibility for preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan rests with the relevant Town/Parish Council (or combination of Town/Parish Councils if the area straddles boundaries). At the same time, the District Council will provide advice and assistance.
Like Local Plans, Neighbourhood Plans are statutory plans, the process for which is legally prescribed, and, when made, form part of the formally adopted “development plan”. All Neighbourhood Plans must be in general conformity with the strategic policies for an area (which is generally taken to be a Council’s Core Strategy or Equivalent Local Plan) as well as the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and European Legislation. As with a Local Plan, a Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to an independent examination. However, it additionally requires a local referendum to be held to ensure that the community has the final say on whether the plan comes into force or not. Any correspondence received by Battle Town Council will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Steering Group unless a specific request is made not to.
Battle Civil Parish was designated by the District Council by resolution CB14/80 on the 13th April 2015. The area, being that of the Parish boundary is shown on the attached map. The Battle Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has been set up and holds regular meetings. Further information about Battles Neighbourhood Plan can be accessed via the following link: http://www.rother.gov.uk/article/10907/B-Neighbourhood-Plan