Update on Neighbourhood Planning process November 2019
A seminar was held recently by Herefordshire Council for parish councils , particularly those with made (adopted) Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs).
Herefordshire’s Core Strategy will be reviewed, starting shortly and this may mean Marden NDP also will need to be reviewed. The parish council will hold a meeting specifically for this matter early in 2020.
A summary of the recent seminar and the slides from it are here.
Marden Neighbourhood Development Plan
Following the successful referendum on 8 September, the Marden Neighbourhood development Plan has now been ‘made’, adopted, by Herefordshire Council. The decision document can be seen here Marden NP Made Decision Document
The NDP with post examination modifications for the referendum can be accessed here Marden Neighbourhood Plan July 2016 with post examination modifications
The letter from the Examiner and her report can be accessed here, with Herefordshire’s Decision Document. Marden_HC_Examiner_Report_Letter
Documents from all formal and community consultations can be accessed here (latest documents first).
The Submission documents can be accessed here
The September 2015 Regulation 14 documents are here
The documents from the July 2015 Community Consultation can be accessed here
The February 2015 Regulation 14 Consultation documents are here
The documents from the Community Consultation January 2015 are here
The Call for Sites Assessment Report and Assessment Addendum Report are available here
The document from the Community Consultation on Options in November 2014 is here
The document for the September 2014 consultation on the proposed amendment to the Settlement Boundary for Marden village is here
A questionnaire was undertaken in March 2014 to get basic data to help start the NDP process. These documents are available here.
Neighbourhood planning has allowed parish councils to make law for the first time and therefore it is very important. In Herefordshire it is only parish and town councils that can produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). The NDP cannot conflict with either national planning policy or Herefordshire Council’s Core Strategy adopted in 2015. However, the NDP allows local people to define where and what type of development they want to see in their parish up to 2031. The process of writing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for the parish starts with designation of the area which the plan is to be written for. In Marden this is the whole of the parish. A Steering Group was set up to identify the policies for the NDP and undertake the work needed to consult widely with those who live, work and do business in Marden. The Notes of the Steering Group meetings can be found here. All meetings of the Steering Group are open to the public to come and observe and comment, so please come and be part of the future of your village. Click here for Information about the role of the Steering Group and the Terms of Reference. There are many documents that have to be considered when policies are written and the Steering Group were helped in the process by Kirkwells Planning Consultants, who put their ideas into a legal format and words and identified which documents are necessary to consider.