Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Working Group
The next Working Group will be on Thursday 9th July at 6.30pm held virtually and all are welcome to attend. The Working Group will meet to discuss the comments received during the consultation process and how the draft Neighbourhood Plan needs to be revised. The meeting will be held via Zoom and live streamed on the Totnes Town Council Facebook page – the agenda is below. The details for the meeting are:
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- Any matters arising from the last meeting (see attached document).
- Chair to update on where we are following Reg 14 stage and outline of what is possible in terms of any revisions / additions as we go to the next stage of Reg 15.
- To work through the Reg 15 draft Neighbourhood Plan page by page.
Note: this version (see attached) notes in RED the various changes that have been made as a result of the South Hams District Council review, Consultants advice and matters raised at the public consultation. Please see the various documents attached which are the basis of the revisions [the response report, revised policies, and revised order of the policies and plan].
4.To identify any outstanding tasks:
a. Maps – situation with SHDC
b. Evidence base
c. Statement of Consultation (draft)
d. Conditions Statement (Consultants to draft)
- Date of next meeting – to be confirmed.
In May 2019 the newly formed Totnes Town Council formed a Working Group to take forward work on the Totnes Neighbourhood Plan (TNP).
On 7th October Totnes Full Council were asked to view the latest draft Neighbourhood Plan and agreed that it was ready to go to Regulation 14 public consultation. This document can be found at the following link Sep 19 Draft TNP v8.2
The TNP Working Group is made up of Town Councillors and members of the community, with Cllr Colin Luker as Chair. It usually meets at 6.30pm in the Guildhall on the fourth Thursday of each month (please see the Totnes Town Council website Meetings Calendar for further information http://www.totnestowncouncil.gov.uk/Meetings_Calendar_619.aspx) or at other times as required. An agenda will be published roughly a week before the meeting.
Previous Agendas and Papers
The 2017 pre-consultation draft Neighbourhood Plan document has been revised following the work of the Task and Finish Group sub-groups – its still in a rough draft format as it currently undergoes professional advice, but the draft can be found FINAL V7 format Draft With Updates Apr 2019
In April 2019 a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Totnes was produced – see 180426_Totnes Green Infrastructure Strategy_V3_FINAL
Update from Cllr Luker – Just a couple of clarification point concerning the Neighbourhood Plan report in the Totnes Times today (Friday 11th October):
a) we are not awaiting approval from SHDC but receipt of their comments on the draft plan. Any suggestion made will be incorporated into the plan. The idea being that we do not want the Plan being rejected when it goes to SHDC after the 6 week public consultation.(details available soon).
b) Affordable / Social housing is mentioned in the Plan – the difficulty in Totnes is available land to build social housing. Any new developments will have a percentage of affordable housing included. Unfortunately, as we all know, affordable does not mean what it says.
If anyone has any questions on the NP then please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Council offices.