Norton St Philip
Injunction and Judicial Review.
This Plan was subject to a Judicial Review challenging the decision of Council Cabinet to accept the examiners report and allow the neighbourhood plan to proceed to referendum. The High Court Judgement dismissing this challenge on all grounds can be found. Due to Covid-19, no referendums can take place until 2021 but the plan can be given 'substantial weight; in decision-making. The original injunction has been lifted, but no arrangements for a referendum can be made until the claimant's appeal proceedings have concluded. An application to the Court of Appeal was made on 1st June 2020. Leave to the Court of Appeal was granted on 17th June with a hearing date before the end of July. The grounds of appeal are .
The Decision Statement and the specified documents can be viewed on this page. The specified documents comprise the Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiners Report, a summary of representations made at Reg 16, the decision statement and general information about the neighbourhood plan"
The Decision Statement:
The Neighbourhood Plan as modified:
The Character Assessment, as modified:
A summary of representation made at regulation 16:
General information about neighbourhood plans is available on these pages.
The Examiners report and Neighbourhood Plan as submitted are available below.
Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report
Norton St Philip Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Mendip District Council for examination under Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and consultation was carried out under Regulation 16 between Friday 1stMarch 2019 and Friday 12th April 2019. Representation were received during this period. An examination of the plan has been carried out and the Examination Report was received on 19th July 2019 and is available to view below:
The Neighbourhood Plan contains local objectives and policies for the Parish of Norton St Philip, including protecting the character and heritage of the area, design requirements for new building, local green spaces and housing needs.
When examining the Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiner will only consider matters in the box below.
|When examining the Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiner is required to consider the following:|
A Whether the draft neighbourhood development plan meets the "basic conditions" outlined in the Regulations as:
B Whether the draft neighbourhood development plan complies with the provision made by or under sections 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
C Whether the area for any referendum should extend beyond the neighbourhood area to which the draft neighbourhood development plan relates
D Whether the draft neighbourhood development plan is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights
E The making of the neighbourhood plan does not breach the requirements of Chapter 8 of Part 6 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017
The submitted documents are available or can be made available to view in hard copy at the following location:
- Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT (Opening hours 8.30 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday)
The Documents submitted for Examination are listed below:
Evidence Base documents
Representations should be made using the response form available here in, or upon request from the Council. The respondent's name and contact details should be clearly stated on the form, along with the matter concerned and relevant section or policy number. The form also includes opportunity to request notification of the final decision on the plan under regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Plan Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Please note that representations should be attributable to named individuals or organisations at a postal address. Any representation received will be published on the Council's Website, including your name.
Representations received in response to Reg 16 consultation
Qualifying Body response to representations received
Completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Planning Policy, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT.
Should you have any queries or require any further information then please contact a member of the planning policy team by email email@example.com or by telephone: 0300 303 8588.
on 9th April 2018 Mendip District Council resolved that the Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Area be designated in accordance with Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning.
The "qualifying body" applying for designation is Norton St Philip Parish Council.
Copies of the Decision Report and Area Application are available to download below:
Maps showing the designated area as well as a district-wide map showing those areas that have been designated can be downloaded below:
Please note that Neighbourhood Plans are supported by Mendip District Council but prepared by the Town or Parish Councils themselves. For further information on the progress of the Plan or details of how you can get involved then please see the Parish website.
If you have any questions regarding the area designation process then please contact Jo Milling by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01749 341569
For further information on voting in the referendum visit the Norton St Philip voting page