Second consultation to be held on Silverton Neighbourhood Plan
A Neighbourhood Plan, that will influence future development in Silverton parish, has gone out for a second consultation.
Following the submission of the Silverton Neighbourhood Plan and the initial six-week consultation period, which ran between 18 January and 3 March 2023, an independent examiner has concluded the Council should repeat the consultation with the previously submitted documents, in addition to the inclusion of an environmental report.
This second consultation will run from 17 July until 29 August and submissions are now invited. Comments that have previously been submitted to the Council will still be taken into consideration and there is no need for previous comments to be re-submitted.
The examiner has requested that following the consultation period there will be a public hearing, where the examiner will explore particular aspects of the plan in a greater detail. Should the examination be successful, the Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to a local referendum. If there is a majority vote in favour then the Neighbourhood Plan will come into force as part of the statutory development plan for the Silverton parish and be ‘made’ (adopted) by the Council.