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What happens next? 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 26 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 08 November 2019 and 20 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 comply with the relevant legal requirements and can therefore proceed to formal consultation. (Icon for pdf Click here to view the Council's Legal Compliance Checklist [307.48KB]).

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Council would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents for a period of six weeks.

The consultation period will run from: Tuesday 07 July to Tuesday 18 August 2020.

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:

Icon for pdf The Thorpe Submission Neighbourhood Plan 2020 [2.11MB]

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Submission Letter (26-06-2020) [523.67KB]

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [999.49KB]

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement (June 2020) [286.92KB]

Icon for pdf Strategic Environmental Assessment Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum Scoping Report (March 2019) [2.15MB]

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report [3.27MB]

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report - Non-Technical Summary [522.82KB]

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment (June 2020) [688.16KB]

Icon for pdf Appendix 1 - Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum Questionnaire 2016 [1.43MB]Icon for pdf Appendix 2 - 2017 Open Event Boards [1.01MB]Icon for pdf Appendix 3 - Winter 2018 News Letter [557.0KB]
Icon for pdf Appendix 4 - 2018 Open Event Flyer & Boards [902.08KB]Icon for pdf Appendix 5 - Representation by Thorpe Village Forum to EiP Matter 6 (18-01-2019) [57.18KB]Icon for pdf Appendix 6 - 2019 Open Event Flyer & Boards [4.42MB]
Icon for pdf Appendix 7 - Regulation 14 Consultation Page on Forum Website [95.7KB]Icon for pdf Appendix 8 - List of Organisations & Interested Landowners [72.82KB]Icon for pdf Appendix 9 - Draft Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan (08-11-2019) [9.19MB]
Icon for pdf Appendix 10 - TNP Reg 14 Report Rev A (February 2020) Final Issue [742.14KB]Icon for pdf Appendix 11 - Thorpe Forum Summary of Comments Final [169.32KB] 

Please note that all representations must be received in writing by the Council's Planning Policy Team no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday 18 August 2020. Any comments received after this time may not be accepted or taken into account. Representations should be submitted to or by posting written comments to the Council at:

Planning Policy Team, Runnymede Borough Council, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AH.

Your representation should succinctly cover all the information, evidence and supporting information necessary to support/justify your comment and outline any suggested changes, as there will not normally be a subsequent opportunity to make further representations.

It is the responsibility of the Borough Council to collate all the representations received and pass them on to the appointed Independent Examiner, who will assess them, the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents. He/she 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/she 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 here.

Representations may include a request to be notified of the Council's decision to 'make'/formerly adopt the Plan under Regulation 19 (making it part of the statutory Development Plan for the Borough). If you wish to be notified of the Council's decision on the plan proposal then please state this in your representation.

Copies of comments received during the course of this consultation will be made available for the public to view on this webpage as soon as practicable after the end of the consultation (under the title Regulation 16 consultation responses). Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Personal details will be redacted prior to publishing. Data will be processed and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

During the current time of Coivd-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

Should the Council offices and local libraries (Chertsey, Egham, Staines upon Thames and Virginia Water) re-open to the public during the period of this consultation, hard copy documentation will be made available in these locations as soon as practically possible.

Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum and Thorpe Neighbourhood Area

The Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum and Thorpe Neighbourhood Area were designated by the Borough Council on 24 August 2016. The details of the Forum and the Area are as follows:

Name of the Neighbourhood Forum: Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum Constitution [83.11KB]

Name of the Neighbourhood Area: Thorpe Neighbourhood Area

Icon for pdf Map of Thorpe Neighbourhood Area [2.27MB]

Contact Details: Cllr. Linda Gillham, The Grove, Green Road, Thorpe Green, TW20 8QN,

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:

Icon for pdf Thorpe Neighbourhood Area table of comments and officer responses [155.53KB]