After several months the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are now in the process of completing the Misterton Review Neighbourhood Plan (MRNP). Although some of the Neighbourhood Plan remains unchanged, there are some key additions and amendments proposed. In particular there is now a Design Codes document by AECOM (a national planning consultancy), which details the different types of housing in the village, including a comprehensive section on key views & significant green gaps (which we wish to preserve).
The MRNP also includes a new section on the Newell’s site (supporting alternative uses to housing development) and a clearly defined ‘infill’ policy, limiting this type of development to a small number of dwellings. It should be remembered that the Neighbourhood Plan is not to stop development, but to support it, subject to development proposals meeting relevant criteria.
The draft MRNP will be considered for approval by the Parish Council at their September meeting and, subject to agreement, will go out to public consultation.
An online survey and a leaflet seeking comments on the new policies will likely form part of this consultation and will be delivered to all households. The consultation will last for just over 6 weeks with full details (and documents) published here on the website, with hard copies available to view at The Misterton Centre & Library. A drop in session will also be scheduled as part of the consultation to allow residents to attend, review and discuss the draft MRNP with group members.
Following the consultation the comments received from residents and statutory consultees will be reviewed by the Steering Group before a submission version of the MRNP will be finalised. This will then be forwarded to the District Council, independently examined and go out for a further public referendum.
Click here to view/download the original Misterton Neighbourhood Plan Document
Regulation 14 Misterton Review Neighbourhood Plan
Misterton Design Code Report
Misterton NP Residents Questionnaire 2016
Misterton NP Business Survey 2016