Welcome to the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan website, where you can follow the progress, give feedback to influence the plan and get involved.
Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan is being written by a group of volunteers to guide planning decisions over the next 17 years, to 2032, based on the views, vision and wishes of the people living here. It will be completed for a town-wide referendum in October 2016.
Anyone can contribute at any time, via this site or by joining groups, offering support, or simply attending any of our meetings.
After the NP’s rejection at Compliance Review stage, the WNP Steering Group submitted the NP for review to the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiners Referral Service.
Comments made in the report pointed at the need to amend the wording of many of the policies. Work on this followed.
CBC as the Local Planning Authority must find the NP and its accompanying documents are in compliance with legal requirements, and compatible with the Local Plan, before it can progress further.
The WNP did not pass this test at this time.
This consultation is a statutory requirement before a neighbourhood plan can be submitted for compliance review by the Local Planning Authority (CBC).
The 6-week consultation ran from 26 July – 6 September 2016.
The interim Strategic Environmental Assessment Report highlighted a number of areas in the NP that were of concern.
Work began on amendments.
The Final Strategic Environmental Assesment report followed a number of amendments made to the NP after the Interim SEA report received in May 2016
An experienced Neighbourhood Plan consultant works on writing up the plan ready for submission. He has been commissioned to ensure that the language used is appropriate and the plan recommendations are clear and as intended, not open to dismissal by developers wishing to override the wishes of residents. He will draw entirely on the work of the various NP groups, and views of residents. All ongoing consultation is feeding in to this process and there will be a chance for full consultation on the draft plan before it goes to official consultation.