Felsted Neighbourhood Plan

We have now published the consultation responses to the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.

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The Felsted Neighbourhood Plan is being compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Felsted Parish and village. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

Felsted located in the south of the Uttlesford District and are home to more than 3,051 people. It is a uniquely situated area with a wide range of historic and modern buildings and including the Felsted School.
 

Key dates

Neighbourhood Area designated Uttlesford District Council (UDC): 4 December 2014

Pre-submission Public Consultation (Regulation 14): 23 July - 21 September 2018

Examiner appointed: 16 April 2019 

Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16): 12 June 2019 - 24 July 2019

Icon for pdf Read the consultation responses [17.44MB]
 

Designated neighbourhood plan area

Icon for pdf Felsted Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [50.82KB]

The Parish of Felsted was designated as the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Area by Uttlesford District Council on 4 December 2014.
 

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (under Regulation 9 and 11 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes 2004)

Uttlesford District Council has determined that the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and accordingly an environmental assessment is not required in respect of the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.

A copy of the SEA Determination Statement is available below. It is also be available on request at: Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER.

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (June 2018) [2.44MB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (May 2019) [1.63MB]
 

Pre-submission (Reg 14) Consultation

Felsted Parish Council undertook consultation under Regulation 14 on its Pre-submission Felsted Neighbourhood Plan between 23 July 2018 - 21 September 2018.

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Submission [5.41MB]
 

Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16)

Felsted Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Uttlesford District Council along with its supporting documents. Uttlesford District Council has confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements. 

Comments made during the submission consultation, which ran 12 June - 24 July 2019, are available to view collectively as representations on the submission version of the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan – Submission Consultation responses [17.44MB]
 

Felsted Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan submission letter [110.34KB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan submission draft [1.86MB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan submission draft - appendices [1.19MB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan submission draft - map book [2.88MB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement [801.35KB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [471.13KB]

Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement - appendices

Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA): HRA Screening and Appropriate Assessment [641.1KB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Site Assessment Report [1.08MB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Preferred Sites Justification Report [483.22KB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Viability Study [2.62MB]

Felsted Heritage and Character Assessment:

Icon for pdf Felsted Housing Needs Survey [1.39MB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Estate Agent Survey [122.57KB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Statement of Common Ground [1.02MB]
 

Examination (Regulation 17)

An Independent Examiner has been appointed for the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan.

Name of Examiner: Mr Christopher Edward Collison MRTPI, MIHBC, MCIM, MIED

Date of Appointment: 16 April 2019

The Plan will be examined by the independent examiner who will take the representations made during the public consultation into account. 

Normally the independent examination will be conducted by written representations. However, if it is considered necessary, the examiner may invite interested parties to a public hearing to present their comments. This might be necessary to examine an issue in more depth or to ensure fairness.

The independent examiner will only consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions set out by law. The examiner will be considering whether the plan:

  • Has appropriate regard to national policy
  • Contributes to the achievement of sustainable development
  • It is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
  • Is compatible with human rights requirements
  • Is compatible with EU obligations

Following the examination, the examiner will issue a report. If the plan meets the basic conditions the examiner will recommend the plan proceed to referendum stage, or may suggest further modifications are needed. The examiner may conclude that the plan does not meet the basic conditions and therefore would recommend it does not go to referendum.

Icon for pdf Felsted Neighbourhood Development Plan Independent Examination – Examiner Initial Letter [174.79KB]

Icon for pdf Felsted Parish Council and the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group response to Regulation 16 representations on the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan [1.32MB]

 


Additional information

Felsted Neighbourhood Plan website

Felsted Parish Council

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