The story so far...
In December 2015, Broughton Parish Council agreed to apply to Preston City Council that the area of Broughton Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area, enabling a Neighbourhood Plan to be prepared by the local community for that area.
After a lengthy period of research, community consultation drafting and reviewing - led by a local Steering Group - Broughton Neighbourhood Development Plan was submitted to Preston City Council on 14th March 2017, for review by an Independent Examiner. The report by the Independent Examiner was received on the 9th September 2017, which recommended revisions be made to Policy RES1, before submission for a further independent examination.
Preston City Council and Broughton Parish Council acted on the Independent Examiner's report and the plan was amended where recommended and re-submitted to Preston City Council in October 2017.
To support the amendments the Parish Council commissioned an independent report (by JBA consultants) of possible Village development sites, with a view to clarifying the village boundaries and a Strategic Environmental and Habitats regulations assessment, as additional evidence for the revised Neighbourhood Plan. This report includes a tool for the Parish Council to use in future, to appraise all significant developments using criteria from local, regional and national planning policy.
The updated Neighbourhood Plan now integrates a revised RES1 with the justification for the revisions and a number of other small changes that the independent examiner recommended. The Plans Aims and Objectives have not been changed, the key changes are in the revised RES1 policy which in the Neighbourhood Plan is part of section 8.5 Area Specific Neighbourhood Plan Housing Policies.
The February 2018 version of the Neighbourhood Plan is published below.
Update - May 2018
The Independent Examiner has requested answers to clarify points in the draft Neighbourhood Plan, which can be viewed here. These will be addressed by the Parish & City Councils and the response published on this website once agreed by the Steering group.
THE REVISED NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR BROUGHTON - FEBRUARY 2018 VERSION
* Please note: these versions, v3 for the Strategic Environmental Assessment and and v4 for the Sites Visual Appraisal, have had the RES1 map updated to include the bypass.
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