Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Update
The examination has closed on the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner's final report was sent to the Council on the 6th November 2020. The report concludes that subject to making the modifications recommended by the Examiner, the plan meets the basic conditions and the plan should proceed to referendum.
Regulation 17A and 18 - Council's decision on recommendations made by the examiner.
At this stage in the neighbourhood plans production the Council is required to decide whether to progress the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum or reject it. At this point the Council decides what modifications are needed to the plan (if any), what the referendum area should be and what action to take in response to the examiner's recommendations.
The Council has carefully considered the recommendations in the examiner's report and the reasons for these. The Council agrees with all the recommendations made by the examiner.
In accordance with Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Council is publishing the following documents:
If you are having problems accessing these documents online, CDs of the documents can be viewed from 15th December 2020 at the Council Offices at Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AH and the local libraries of Egham, Staines upon Thames and Chertsey which are open to the public during the opening hours listed on the Surrey County Council website at: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/news-and-events/news/coronavirus .
The Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan can now progress to a referendum. Further details on this referendum will be uploaded in due course. It should be noted that now that the Council has issued its Decision Statement detailing its intention to send the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan to referendum, the plan can be given significant weight in decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application.
Neighbourhood Plan Examination
Neighbourhood Plan Examination
Below are details of comments and documents requested by the examiner during the neighbourhood plan examination
to view the Initial Comments of the Independent Examiner.
The responses and additional questions or information requested by the Examiner will be uploaded on this webpage as it is received.
Correspondence between the Council/Forum and the Examiner
Regulation 16 Consultation Representations
The period for making representations to the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 16 ran from Tuesday 7th July to Tuesday 18th August 2020 and has now concluded.
A summary of the representations together with the representations in full can be viewed below:
Regulation 16 Consultation of the Submitted Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan
The Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Runnymede Borough Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) on 26th June 2020. The Plan sets out objectives for the future and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in the Thorpe Neighbourhood Area.
The Forum undertook consultation on an earlier draft of their Neighbourhood Plan, between 8th November and 20th December 2019. Comments made to the Forum on this consultation at the Regulation 14 stage helped to inform changes to the documents now submitted to the Council. The submitted Plan and associated documents complied with the relevant legal requirements and therefore proceeded to formal consultation. ().
To view the Forum's supporting documents for the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan, visit their website here.
The submission version of the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan and core documents are available by clicking the links below:
The Council published the submitted Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents for consultation over a six week period from Tuesday 7th July to Tuesday 18th August 2020. The representations made on the published version of the Plan have been submitted to an Independent Examiner, who will also review these when arriving at his decision.
The Examiner will determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan meets the 'Basic Conditions' and other legislative requirements set out in the Localism Act. After this stage, further submissions will only be at the request of the Examiner, based on the matters and issues he identifies through the examination. Further information on the 'Basic Conditions' is available in the Guide to Basic Conditions which can be found in the National Planning Practice Guidance.
During the current time of Covid-19 lockdown, Regulation 16 submission consultations on Neighbourhood Plans can still take place. Information will continue to be available on this webpage and appropriate arrangements will be made where possible to provide paper copies for inspection where somebody does not have ready access to the internet, while respecting social distancing. Should anyone wish to receive a hard copy of the submission Neighbourhood Plan and/or any of the supporting documentation, please call the Council at 01932 838383 or email the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum and Thorpe Neighbourhood Area
The Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum and Thorpe Neighbourhood Area were designated by the Borough Council on 24th August 2016. The details of the Forum and the Area are as follows:
Name of the Neighbourhood Forum: Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum
Name of the Neighbourhood Area: Thorpe Neighbourhood Area
Contact Details: Cllr. Linda Gillham, The Grove, Green Road, Thorpe Green, TW20 8QN, Cllr.Linda.Gillham@runnymede.gov.uk
The area designation was applied for by Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum.
Prior to designation, Runnymede undertook consultation on the applications to designate a Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum and Area. No comments were received on the Forum application but two comments were received on the area application. A summary of the comments received and officer responses are set out below: