Neighbourhood Plan

This page will collect together the major documents relating to the development of our Neighbourhood Plan. Please feel free to provide any suggestions about the content or emphasis in any part of the Plan, as it is developed.

Active involvement and consultation with the community is an important part of the approval process of the Plan (we have to provide evidence of such involvement) so do please get involved.

Longridge Town Council would like to inform you that the informal consultation of their Draft Neighbourhood Plan has been extended to 17 June 2016.

If you wish to comment on the draft plan please contact the Clerk.

Regulation 16 Longridge Neighbourhood Plan submission January 2018

Notice of Poll 14th February 2018 -The formal notice of the referendum by Ribble Valley Borough Council 

The Ribble Valley website contains details of the initial submission and a copy of the Planning Inspector's response.

LNDP Referendum Version 

However, a detailed information leaflet will be delivered to all Longridge households giving information on the Plan and why it should be supported.

The Regulation 16 Submission Draft, January 2018 and the Inspector's Report can be viewed at the Heritage Centre  Station Building Berry Lane Longridge during opening hours.

If you have a query regarding the Neighbourhood Plan you may find an answer on our Questions & Answers page. If you still have an query that isn't addressed please go the Contact Us page and complete the enquiry form. 

 

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 The Council will now review the documents for compliance and will publish them for the statutory six week consultation period for which they will undertake the necessary arrangements. RVBC letter of receipt is below:

/_UserFiles/Files/Scan0202.pdf 

Regulation 16 submission documents - January 2018

The Longridge Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Submission documents have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council.  January 2018.

 /_UserFiles/Files/LongridgeBasicConditions 120118.pdf

/_UserFiles/Files/LongridgeConsultationStatement120118 .pdf

/_UserFiles/Files/LongridgeSEAReport January 2018 .pdf 

 

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Notes of Neighbourhood Plan Group meetings 

Neighbourhood Plan meeting minutes 10/04/17

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 180416 

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 20/07/15

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 18/06/15 

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 02/06/15 /_UserFiles/Files/LNP

NOTES OF MEETING 080217.docx

 

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Informal consultation Longridge Neighbourhood Plan from 27 May 2016 - 10 June 2016 (extended until 17 June 2016)
Draft Neighbourhood Plan May 2016

Agenda: NP Planning Meeting 22 October 2014

Minutes: Meetings on October 22 and 30

Ribble Valley Community Strategy 2014-2019

Formal Consultation Regulation 14 Draft Longridge Draft Neighbourhood Plan for 6 weeks from 17 October 2016 - 28 November 2016 

Draft Neighbourhood Plan October 2016 

  /_UserFiles/Files/Neighbourhood Plan/formal response form.docx 

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire - Background Information

Longridge Town Council has embarked upon the process to achieve a Neighbourhood Plan (NP).

There is a great deal of information available on the web about NPs.

The official source, DCLG, says that Communities will be able to:

  • Choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • Have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided
  • Grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead 
In our case in Longridge, because the Town Council is NOT the planning authority (RVBC is), the last point does NOT apply.

An NP CANNOT block new development required in the Ribble Valley Core Strategy (which has to be treated as the “senior” policy), nor can it ignore the even more “senior” layer of policy, the National Planning Policy Framework.

The process for adopting an NP is prescriptive to the extent that there are four stages.

  1. Area Designation Order 
  2. Publication and Consultation
  3. Examination
  4. Referendum

Longridge Town Council has agreed, subject to ratification by RVBC, (Planning Committee 12 September 2013) the area to be subject to the NP as the 3 town wards of Alston, Dilworth and Hothersall. In the meantime, conscious that time passes very quickly, we intend to:

  1. Draft up the funding application to DCLG ready for submission following ratification by committee on 12th Sept. An RVBC officer is helping with this. 
  2. Work up an issues paper for publication for consultation as soon as is possible after 12th Sept.
  3. Outline the process with draft timescales from now through to referendum to ensure transparency.
The Neighbourhood Planning process is independent of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s consultation on the proposed main changes to the Core Strategy and Local Development Framework.

Evidence Base


A six-week consultation is taking place from Monday 12 August until 5.00pm on Friday 20 September, during which time comments are sought on a series of changes to the Local Development Framework (LDF) Evidence Base, which underpins the Core Strategy as well as a schedule of proposed main modifications to the Core Strategy itself.

The Core Strategy Examination process was suspended in late 2012 to allow for work to be undertaken on updating elements of the evidence base. The examination process is due to recommence on 1 September 2013 and the appointed Inspector has recommended that the consultation should begin before this date.

Contained within the Core Strategy is a chapter on the provision of housing planning permissions until 2028. he Borough Council is required to set out how many housing units it will grant planning permission for during the period of the strategy. (At this stage this is approximately 5000 across the borough or approximately 1% growth per annum)

As part of the strategy document the council is also required to demonstrate that it has a land supply to fulfil that target. This land supply is identified in the document as Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment. (SHLAA). Sites identified in the SHLAA do NOT have planning permission simply by being included in the document.

Brochure & Questionnaire

Longridge Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Submission - 24 01 18

The Longridge Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Submission documents have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council. January 2018.

The Council will now review the documents for compliance and will publish them for the statutory six week consultation period for which they will undertake the necessary arrangements. RVBC letter of receipt is below:


Regulation 16 submission documents - 
12th January 2018

Longridge Basic Conditions 120118.pdf

Longridge Consultation Statement120118 .pdf

Longridge SEAR Report