Consultation on an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area and a Neighbourhood Forum for South Newnham
Cambridge City Council received an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area and a Neighbourhood Forum, in accordance with The Neighbouring Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). The Area is named as South Newnham (Cambridge City) and the Forum is named as South Newnham (Cambridge City) Area Forum.
The proposed South Newnham Area is illustrated in the following document:
In accordance with The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the Council invited comments on the proposed designations through a six-week public consultation from 9am on 20 January 2017 to 5pm on 6 March 2017. The consultation designations documents are listed here:
- the designation of a neighbourhood area for South Newnham [PDF, 2.5MB] and;
- the designation of a neighbourhood forum for South Newnham [PDF, 1.6MB].
Please note that this was not a consultation on the neighbourhood plan itself, but merely the identification of the area for a neighbourhood plan and the designation of the forum that wishes to prepare a neighbourhood development plan. In Cambridge a neighbourhood forum must be established in order to produce a neighbourhood plan for the area in which they operate. The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations require a forum to meet certain criteria, which the Council is satisfied have been met in this instance.
What happens after the public consultation?
Following the close of the 6 weeks consultation period, the Council considered all comments received. A report was prepared for the Development Plan Sub-Committee, Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 4.30pm where the formal designation decisions were approved by the Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport without amendments. The final decision will be available on this page once it has been made and must be made within 13 weeks of receipt of the application.
The Council has produced a guidance note to help facilitate what is meant by Neighbourhood Planning. The Neighbourhood Plan Guidance note can be downloaded here: