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TIMELINE

Neighbourhood Plan Preparation

Our Neighbourhood Plan needs to go through different stages to make sure it meets legal requirements and reflects the community's vision. These steps and the draft timeline are below.

 

January - Sept 2019

PLAN PREPARATION

  • Community engagement

  • Appraisal of options

  • Development of policies and proposals

October - Dec 2019

DRAFTING THE PLAN

  • Writing the draft plan

  • Engagement with Whaley Bridge, Town Council, High Peak Borough Council and Peak District National Park Authority

January  - May 2020

PRE-SUBMISSION CONSULTATION

  • Consultation on the plan

  • Analysis of responses

  • Amend plan

July 2020

SUBMIT PLAN

  • Submit Plan to High Peak Borough Council

  • Publicity and consultation by High Peak Borough Council

August 2020 - April 2021

EXAMINATION AND DECISION

  • Plan is scrutinised by an appointed Examiner

  • HIgh Peak Borough Council Committee approval is sought.

April - May 2021

REFERENDUM

  • Referendum takes place.

  • Plan "made" if a majority votes for it.