Our Vision for Dinedor Parish is to maintain its rural nature and to promote the health, well-being and sense of community of the residents.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood Plans are a new part of the statutory development planning system. Just as Herefordshire Council can produce plans to promote, guide and control development of houses, businesses, open spaces and other uses of land, parish councils can now have some control by preparing a neighbourhood plan. When complete, the plan will form part of the statutory development plan for Dinedor parish. It will be used to promote and guide what goes where and will be used to help determine the parish council’s response to planning applications.
What area does it cover?
It covers the whole of the parish area. In the draft plan there is a map showing the parish boundary.
How has the draft plan been put together?
A parish council steering group, made up of parish councillors and local people
has put the draft together with the help of an external planning consultant. The cost of the consultant has been paid for by a grant from Herefordshire Council.
Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Steering Group. The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be on 1st February at Dinedor Village Hall, starting at 7pm. A copy of the agenda can be found by clicking here.
Regulation 14 Consultation Period
Thank you to everyone who took the time and trouble to submit comments on the draft plan. The consultation is now closed and members of the Steering Group will be meeting soon to evaluate the comments and draft any amendments to the plan. All Steering Group meetings are open to the public and the date for the meeting will be announced here as soon as possible.
The Parish Council will discuss and if it thinks fit approve any amendments to the plan, probably at the meeting to be held in March.
What happens after that?
Page 8 of the plan shows all the stages of the plan which are set out in the legislation. Once the plan is revised (stage 4), it will be submitted to Herefordshire Council (stage 5) who will consult upon it (stage 6). It will then go to an external examiner, (stage 7) and afterwards to a referendum (stage 8). The referendum is a vote for local people on whether or not they wish the plan to be accepted. All parishioners on the electoral roll will have a vote. If the outcome is support for the plan, it becomes part of the planning process. (stage 9 – final stage).
If you would like further information about the process of setting up a Neighbourhood Development Plan and how it will benefit the community, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07977 675 456 or via email at Dinedorparishcouncil@gmail.com.