Neighbourhood Plan Progress

The examination of the draft Blakeney Neighbourhood Plan ended on 19 January 2023, when the examiner issued the examination report. We have reviewed the report and consider that further changes are needed before the Plan can proceed to a public referendum.

Therefore, following published national guidance, we have invited representations from specific groups on our proposed additional changes. You can view the proposed changes in the decision statement in the submission and examination documents below.

Submission and Examination documents

The following table contains documents which were made available to the examiner, and those which have arisen through the examination process:

Submission and Examination documents

Examination documents Date published
Interim decision statement: Invitation for further representations February 2023
Interim decision statement February 2023
Examination report January 2023
Blakeney Parish Council response to examiner's procedural letter and questions September 2022
Blakeney Parish Council response to examiner's supplementary questions August 2022
Examiner's supplementary questions July 2022
NNDC response to examiner's procedural letter and questions July 2022
Examiner's procedural letter and questions June 2022

Documents submitted for examination in line with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as changed):

Submission documents Date published
Blakeney Neighbourhood Plan examination version November 2021
Schedule of representations at submission stage June 2022
Formal notice of consultation March 2022
Basic conditions statement July 2021
Consultation statement July 2021
Baseline data April 2020

Blakeney Neighbourhood Plan screening reports

Document Date published
Habitat regulations assessment screening report March 2021
Habitat regulations assessment determination April 2021
Strategic environment assessment screening report March 2021
Strategic environment assessment determination April 2021

Other documents

Document Date published
Blakeney Neighbourhood Plan health check July 2021

Next stages

Following the conclusion of the examination process, we will update the Plan to include any required changes, factual updates and minor amendments as necessary before we arrange a public referendum. We will adopt the Plan if the community vote in favour at the referendum.

Once the Neighbourhood Plan is adopted, it will form part of the district-wide planning framework. It will become a material consideration (meaning it must be taken into account) for future planning applications in the Blakeney Neighbourhood area.

Pre-submission consultation documents (November 2019)

Consultation documents Date published
NNDC response to pre-submission consultation November 2019
Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan consultation version October 2019
Consultation response form     October 2019
Consultation notice October 2019

Neighbourhood Plan designation documents (February 2017)

Consultation documents Date published
Application form November 2017
Parish statement November 2017
Map of proposed neighbourhood area November 2017
Agreement of neighbourhood area designation November 2017

Key dates

  • Designation date: 30 November 2017
  • Regulation 14 draft Plan: 3 October 2019 to 15 November 2019
  • Regulation 16 Plan submitted: 26 November 2021
  • Regulation 16 Plan consultation: 28 March to 9 May 2022
  • Plan sent for examination: 16 June 2022
  • Referendum date: 
  • Date Plan made: