Purbeck District Council met on 13th June 2017 and resolved to make (adopt) the Lytchett Matravers Neighbourhood Plan. Therefore, in accordance with the relevant regulations, the Lytchett Matravers Neighbourhood Plan is ‘made’ and shall form part of the Development Plan for the district of Purbeck.
On May 4th the residents of the parish of Lytchett Matravers voted overwhelmingly (1240 yes; 90 no) to adopt the Lytchett Matravers Neighbourhood Plan. This was the culmination of over 3 years work by the planning group and was a very welcome result. It gives the planning team and the Parish Council a firm mandate to have a say in local planning matters, both with Purbeck District Council and with developers.
We may be a small player, but we are now a player!
Many thanks from all the Neighbourhood Planning Group for all your votes and support.
Purbeck District Council have published the notice of the referendum for the Neighbourhood Plan.
Update: Official notice of Referendum
The Lytchett Matravers Neighbourhood Planning Group submitted the plan to Purbeck District Council in December 2015. Since then it has been sent for consultation throughout Purbeck and has now been reviewed by an external examiner. The examiner’s report has now been accepted by Purbeck District Council and the date for the parish referendum set for May 4th, 2017.
The referendum is the final stage in the plan evolution and is the opportunity for Lytchett Matravers residents to vote for the plan and to have the plan legally adopted by Purbeck District Council.
The Parish Council will be distributing a Lytchett Link nearer the time to remind all and to set out the benefits of having a neighbourhood plan for the village. Those benefits are having a direct say in the type of development in and around the village, ensuring that the published design principles for any development are adhered to and for obtaining the Community Infrastructure contributions from any development to be used to improve and enhance the village for all residents.
Update: Official notice of Referendum
This is your last chance to comment on the Plan we consulted on last year
All comments received will be passed to an independent examiner, before a public examination. Should the examiner and District Council agree with the plan, it will then proceed to a referendum followed by the Council deciding to ‘make’ or ‘refuse to make’ the plan.
The Lytchett Matravers Neighbourhood Planning Group has now submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to Purbeck District Council.
Following on from the pre-submission consultation in June and July earlier this year, all the responses have been reviewed. The overall response was very positive and the changes to the plan for the Submission version have been very minor. The next stage will be a further analysis and review by Purbeck District Council to ensure they are satisfied and then the plan is published for the Submission Consultation. This will allow everyone to submit any additional comments.
You can view the submission version, a review of the comments received on the draft as well as a Basic Condition statement here.
We will keep you up to date via our website and mailing list.
You will have come across mentions of the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) in the Neighbourhood Plan and on this website, so we thought it might be useful to quickly explain a bit more and what role the Neighbourhood Plan has to play.
If you want a more detailed description about the CIL and what it is used for, check out the Government’s Planning Portal, but basically it’s a financial contribution paid by developers to cover the cost of improvements to the local area.
What this means in practice is that there’s cash made available whenever new houses are built, as the developer has to pay CIL to the District Council Planning Department. Normally the town or village would get 15% of this for local infrastructure projects, but with a Neighbourhood Plan in place the share goes up to 25%, i.e. 66% more!
So there’s cash in it for the village and even more cash if we have a Neighbourhood Plan.
Tomorrow’s Neighbourhood Plan session at 10:00 in the library is the last chance residents of Lytchett Matravers will have to discuss the Plan with a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Group.
So, if you’ve got something you’d like to feedback or if you’ve got questions about the Plan, make sure you make it to the library Thursday 10:00. And don’t forget the deadline for feedback is this Sunday (19th)!
We look forward to reading all your responses.
Don’t forget the Neighbourhood Plan consultation period ends on the 19th (that’s under two weeks away). Don’t miss your chance to feed back to the Neighbourhood Plan Group.
Everything you need is on the Neighbourhood Plan website (this website) including:
You can also keep up to date on latest news and developments via:
- The Neighbourhood Plan email list
- The Lytchett Matravers Parish Twitter account
- The Lytchett Matravers Facebook page
And don’t forget there are still a few open sessions at the library before the deadline – these are your chance to meet a member of the team and discuss the Plan (there’s also a copy of the Plan in the library):
- Friday 10th at 5pm
- Tuesday 14th at 3pm
- Thursday 16th at 10am
The Plan team have been pleased to meet those who have come along to our sessions in the library to talk about the Neighbourhood Plan.
We had several visitors on Monday and it feels like the interest is picking up – so come and join the rush and meet a member of the Plan team at the library. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan.
Don’t forget the consultation ends in just over two weeks but we still have some open sessions in the library before then (next one is on Saturday):
|Saturday July 4th||10 a.m. to 12 a.m.|
|Tuesday July 7th||3 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Friday July 10th||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday July 14th||3 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday July 16th||10 a.m. to 12 a.m.|