After three years of development, Effingham’s Neighbourhood Plan has reached its crucial ‘Pre Submission Consultation’ stage. The Parish Council is seeking formal comments from residents and other consultees, before the Plan is submitted to Guildford Borough Council. The Plan is the result of extensive engagement with residents, and other interested parties, through public events, surveys, and workshops. It is the Plan that the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Group (ENPAG) believes best meets the views and aspirations of our community.
The specific purpose of the Neighbourhood Plan is to set planning policies for the parish that will help shape and determine planning decisions in Effingham, including the number and type of new homes, where those homes are built, the protection of our Green Belt countryside and landscape, and design principles to preserve the character of the village and wider parish.
We will be delivering survey forms to all households in the parish over the next two weeks. Residents and interested parties can also comment upon the plan by using the comment form on this website.
Details of the consultation can be found by clicking the link here
On Tuesday 19th April Effingham Parish Council approved a motion to press ahead with Regulation 14 Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan. Around 50 residents attended the meeting in which the preferred draft plan was proposed by ENPAG Chair Paula Moss and seconded by Borough Councillor Liz Hogger. The motion was passed with only one objection.
The plan will now be taken forward and a formal consultation period will begin with residents in early May. The plan can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. All comments are welcome on the plan and should be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or via the Parish Clerk at the Parish Room at 3 Home Barn Court, The Street, Effingham. (01372 454911)
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The Neighbourhood Plan team met last night to review all the proposed policies for inclusion within the preferred draft of the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan. Members voted overwhelmingly on a motion to take forward their preferred draft for presentation to Effingham Parish Council on 19th April 2016.
If accepted by the council, the Draft Plan will then proceed to regulation 14 formal consultation with a planned village wide survey to be conducted in May. If accepted by residents the plan will be submitted to Guildford Borough Council. It will have reached a stage then when it will start to carry real weight in the planning process.
This is an exciting time for Effingham. As many local residents have commented, the influence of the Neighbourhood Plan can already be seen on the redrafted local plan and we hope as we move forward that influence will be greater still. We look forward to taking the plan to residents and working with the community to further improve the ideas in the plan.