The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan Decision Notice
On the 25th July 2022 South Kesteven District Council formally adopted Stamford Neighbourhood Plan. This follows the positive outcome of the referendum held on 14th July 2022 , where 76% of those who voted were in favour of the plan. The formal decision statement as required under Neighbourhood Planning Regulations is included in the key documents set out below:
The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan
The adopted version of the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan can be found below;Click here for the - Stamford Neighbourhood Plan Adoption Version
The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan Archive
The below dropdown list provides a timeline and audit trail from the original designation of the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan, to its referendum and subsequent adoption.
The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan - Inspectors Report
17th May 2022 - Following on resumption of the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan Examination, appointed Inspector Andrew Ashcroft has completed the Examination of the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan and subsequently provided the Final Examiner's Report to SKDC. The Examination report can be found below;The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan - Examination Report.
8th July 2022 - Following on from the publication of the independent examination report, 2 minor factual inaccuracies have been found within the document. Therefore SKDC, in consultation with the independent examiner, have published the following erratum statement;
Postponement of the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan
On 1 September 2021 Rutland County Council (RCC) resolved to withdraw the submitted Rutland Local Plan from examination and to prepare a new Plan.
This note assesses the implications of RCC's decision to withdraw the Local Plan on the Stamford Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). It also sets out the next steps of the examination process
Due to these circumstances, it has been agreed that no further work will be undertaken on the examination for three months whilst the wider matter is being considered by the two planning authorities. The process will reassess the situation in early January 2022 and produce a further note at that time.
Clarification note on the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan
On the 13th May 2021 appointed Examiner Andrew Ashcroft sent his clarification note to the Parish Council proposing a number of questions in regard to the Neighbourhood Plan and subsequent representations made, this note can be viewed below;
The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan Examination
South Kesteven District Council has now submitted the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan for independent examination. The consultation has now closed, and the Plan is being examined by Inspector Andrew Ashcroft. Formal examination of the Plan began on the 26th of April 2021. The examiner has requested that representations submitted to the consultation are published on our website. These can be seen below;
Regulation 16 - Consultation on the proposed Stamford Neighbourhood Plan
The District Council is required to publish the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation to provide an opportunity to comment on the submitted proposals, before the Plan goes to examination.
The public consultation took place between the 8th March 2021 and the 19th April 2021. The consultation documents can be found below;
The consultation documents can be viewed electronically below:Regulation 16 - Stamford Neighbourhood Plan
The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan Submission
Stamford Town Council formally submitted the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting evidence to South Kesteven District Council on the 20th November 2020.
In accordance with the amended Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the District Council has made an initial assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents and is satisfied that these comply with the specified criteria.