Hampton-in-Arden Parish Council has been developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the whole Parish over the past three years. The Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared with a considerable amount of hard work by the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group with continual consultation with the Parishioners of Hampton-in-Arden. During the Plan preparation, consultation has included presentations to the community at Parish Council and Hampton-in-Arden Society meetings, regular (quarterly) reports in the Parish Newsletters and the Church and Village Chronicle and a Parish wide Consultation Survey (of residents, businesses and community organisations) in spring 2014. The analysis of the results of the Consultation Survey have informed the development of this Draft Plan.

Many consultations have also taken place with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Planning Department, who have guided the Working Group through the intricacies of this process.

The Vision, Objectives, Policies and the Key Actions have all been developed through the wide reaching consultation. The Policies and Key Actions are of particular importance and aim to manage any future development within the Parish.

If the Hampton-in-Arden Neighbourhood Plan successfully passes the statutory procedures it will become part of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s Local Plan and an important document when planning applications within the Parish are considered.

What Happens Now?

  • There will be asix week consultation period in which statutory consultees, residents and local businesses/organisations can comment upon the Pre-Submission Draft of the Neighbourhood Plan
  • Amendments will be made following the consultation and the Submission Draft of the Neighbourhood Plan will be produced
  • The Submission Draft of the Plan will then be submitted to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • The Plan will be subject to an independent examinationby an expert appointed by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Once it has passed examination, the Plan will be submitted to aParish Referendumthrough a process managed by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council; and
  • If final approval is received in the Referendum (over 50% approval of those voting is achieved), our Plan will form part of the Solihull Local Development Plan, and carry real legal weight in future planning decisions in the Parish