Regulation 14 and 15 Archive
Regulation 15 is now COMPLETE.
The Steering Group have completed the Reg.15 stage of the Neighbourhood Plan process. This involved responding to comments received from the Reg14 consultation held earlier in the year, and amending the Draft Plan and Evidence Base reports to reflect comments that were relevant. The reviewed Reg. 14 Consultation DRAFT version (now the Submission Plan) was presented to the Parish Council for their approval at the July meeting.
The Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan August 2020 and the reviewed Evidence Base Reports are on this homepage and ready for the next stage of the plan. The Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan will be submitted to Wiltshire Council who will hold a Regulation 16 consultation. There is another 6-week minimum period of consultation. The Plan will be examined and a report issued setting out whether the Plan meets the basic conditions. If any modifications are needed they will be made before proceeding to a referendum.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, no referendum will be held before 6th May 2021. It will then be over to you. You have been waiting a long time (5 years now) but it will be 6 years before you are able to vote on it. Let’s hope we can all remember why we wanted to create a Neighbourhood Plan, and that we feel what has been produced was worth the journey.
We encourage you to vote YES.
Please stay safe, sensible and sane till then. It’s not over yet.
Notice of Regulation 14 Pre-submission Consultation and Publicity on the Draft Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Seend Parish Council has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Plan for the Seend Parish Neighbourhood Area. The Plan proposes a number of planning policies which, once adopted, must be used in the determination of planning applications within the Parish.
In accordance with The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, Seend Parish Council is required to publicise the draft Neighbourhood Plan and invite comments.
CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED.
Copies of the Plan will be available for public inspection for a period of six weeks commencing on Saturday 15th February 2020 and ending at midnight on Saturday 28th March 2020.
Hard copies of the draft Plan will be available for public inspection throughout the consultation period,during opening hours at the following locations:
- the Community Centre
- the Brewery
- the Barge
- the Three Magpies
- Libraries in Trowbridge, Melksham and Devizes.
Please leave the hard copies at these locations so they are available for all to inspect.
This is a chance for you to see what we have been working on, and to make comments on the draft documents. Representations and comments may be made in the following ways:
Attending the consultation launch event on: Saturday 15th February between 10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. at The Irene Usher Memorial Hall, Rusty Lane, Seend, Melksham SN12 6NS, where you can leave comments or pick up a comments form.
Downloading the comments form and emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Downloading the comments form and delivering it to: Seend Parish Clerk, 61 Seend Cleeve, Melksham SN12 6PX
All representations will be publicly available (with personal information redacted) and will be considered by the Parish Council in producing the final Plan. It will then be submitted to Wiltshire Council for further consultation and Independent Examination; this penultimate process is called Regulation 16.
Once all are satisfied that the Plan meets the ‘basic conditions’, Wiltshire Council will arrange for a referendum to take place. All Parishioners will have a chance to vote on whether they would like Wiltshire Council to use the Seend Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications within the Parish. If more than 50% of voters vote ‘yes’, then the Neighbourhood plan will be brought into force as part of Wiltshire Council’s Local Development Plan.
Click below to read the Seend Parish Neighbourhood Plan Draft Report:
Download the comments form below (available in .doc, .docx and PDF):
Draft Evidence Base Reports:
Click below to read our draft evidence base reports (published February 2020):
For Site Assessment and Local Green Space Reports and appendices, scroll down this page.
Click below for the SPNP Consultation Statement:
Local Green Space Report 2019:
Appendices to the Local Green Space Report:
Site Assessment Report 2019:
Appendices to the Site Assessment Report: