Neighbourhood Plan Progress

Holt Town Council formally submitted their final draft Neighbourhood Plan for examination on 12 September 2022. Following a six-week public consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan is now entering the examination stage.

Mr Robert Bryan has been appointed to hold an independent examination. This will look at whether the Plan meets the basic conditions needed to move forward with a public referendum. The examination starts on 9 January 2023 and should be completed within 8 to 12 weeks.

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 (September 2022)

Examination documents Date published
Examiner's procedural letter and questions Awaiting

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

Submission documents Date published
Holt Proposed Neighbourhood Plan submission version September 2022
Schedule of representations at submission stage November 2022
Basic Conditions statement August 2022
Consultation statement September 2022

Holt Neighbourhood Plan screening reports

Document Date published
Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening report May 2022
Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Determination July 2022
Strategic Environment Assessment Screening report May 2022
Strategic Environment Assessment Screening Determination July 2022

Other documents

Document Date published
Holt Neighbourhood Plan health check June 2021

Next stages

Following the examiner's assessment, they will write a report advising if the Plan should move to the next stage of a public referendum. Some suggested changes may be needed before the referendum can go ahead. If the Plan is approved for a referendum and the community then vote in favour, the Plan must be adopted by the Council within eight weeks of the referendum.

Once the Neighbourhood Plan is made, 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 Holt Neighbourhood area.

Neighbourhood Plan Designation documents (December 2013)

We approved Holt Town Council's application to designate Holt Neighbourhood Area on 2 December 2013.

Document Date published
Application form  August 2013
Map of Proposed Neighbourhood Area August 2013

Key dates

  • Designation date: 2 December 2013
  • Regulation 14 Draft Plan: 11 January 2018 to 23 February 2018
  • Regulation 16 Plan submitted: 12 September 2022
  • Regulation 16 Plan consultation: 10 October to 21 November 2022
  • Plan sent for examination: 9 January 2023
  • Referendum date:
  • Date Plan made:


Last updated: 12th January 2023