Commonsense Neighbourhood Development Plan for Burghill Parish
this is NOT the 'official' Burghill Parish Council website.
has been a shocking disregard for keeping the public informed:
Steering Group Minutes and Agendas, and its Terms of Reference were
only published in November 2016 after a Freedom of Information Request
by a member of the public. 21 sets of Agendas & Minutes and
the Terms of Reference were belatedly published. The National Planning
Practice Guidance states quite explicitly that "The terms of
reference for a steering group or other body should be published
and the minutes of meetings made available to the public."
Parish Council decided to embark on a Neighbourhood Plan in 2013.
It therefore took THREE YEARS for these documents to be made
public, contrary to National
Planning Practice Guidance.
- Background 'evidence'
was not published as it should have been. Most of it only appeared
AFTER the Regulation 16 'consultation' period which was from 13 July
2016 to 24 August 2016. If we become aware of missing evidence we
will post links here.
- A most important
document which you should be aware of, but probably aren't, is Herefordshire
Council's Progression to Examination Report (opens in new window)
or you can read the Officer's Report which is extracted below on this
page. It was published at end September 2016. This explains why the
Burghill Neighbourhood Development Plan was rejected by Herefordshire
Council and returned to Burghill Parish Council due to undeliverability
of sites and a need for further community involvement: