Lawrence Weston - Neighbourhood Planning Forum Re-designation Application

Closed 27 Apr 2018

Opened 2 Mar 2018

Feedback expected 1 Jun 2018

Results Updated 11 Feb 2019

Following consideration of the application content and representations received the Council was satisfied that the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Group met the relevant requirements for designation under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and have therefore re-designated the group. The group was re-designated on 21 May 2018.

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Community groups can apply for the designation of a Neighbourhood Planning Area and apply to be designated as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for that area.  A designated Neighbourhood Planning Forum will then be able to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan or Neighbourhood Development Orders for the area.

Lawrence Weston became a designated neighbourhood planning area on 31st January 2013 and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Group  the designated forum for that area on 1st May 2013. The Forum was designated for 5 years.

Since designation the planning group has developed a neighbourhood plan for the area. Following a positive referendum result on the draft plan it was made part of the development plan for Bristol and is now being used with the Bristol Local Plan to decide planning applications in Lawrence Weston.

An application has been received to re-designate the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Group as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Area.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council is required to publicise applications for the re-designation of a Neighbourhood Planning Forum.

What Happens Next

All comments received will be considered by the Council.

The Council’s decision on whether to re-designate the Neighbourhood Planning Forum will be published on the Council’s website.


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