Regulation 14 – Pre-submission consultation and publicity of draft plan
The relevant body (parish or town council) are required to undertake a 6 week consultation prior to the neighbourhood plan being formally submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council for examination. This pre-submission version of the plan should be the preferred approach for the area and not contain options.
The relevant body will be responsible for bringing the plans consultation to the attention of people who live, work or run a business in the designated neighbourhood area.
If a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessment is required for the plan, this should also be consulted on at the same time.
The relevant body should consult any of the consultation bodies whose interests it considers may be affected by the draft plan. The consultation bodies are set out in Schedule 1 to the Regulations.
Tewkesbury Borough Council also advise that any bordering parish/town councils and/or local planning authorities be consulted. Consideration should also be given to the need to consult local businesses, local landowners and interest groups.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s, Planning Policy Team should also be consulted. We will review the plan in regards to environmental assessment requirements and other legislation, general conformity with the Tewkesbury Statutory Development Plan and national policy, as well as a more general review of the plan, to help ensure the plan is on track to meet the basic conditions.
At the end of the 6 week consultation the relevant body should consider all the comments received and make any necessary amendments to the plan. A consultation statement should detail all the community engagement undertaken in developing the plan and include the Regulation 14 consultation undertaken and summarise the comments received.