Woodford Environment Surveys
The ten separate survey reports are now presented in one overall report, which includes an overview, introduction, detailed reports for each area of Woodford and maps in appendices. http://woodfordnf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Woodford-Landscape-and-Environment-Report-Part-1-April-2018_opt.pdf
Cheshire Wildlife Trust Report
You may have found this among the evidence for our Neighbourhood Plan already. It is a desktop study using data on file, including the environment surveys described above.
Revised National Planning Policy Guidelines (NPPF)
The Government is currently consulting on revised NPPF text. The deadline is 10th May. The Management Committee will be responding and we encourage individuals to respond as well. There are sections related to Neighbourhood Planning, which are important for us to consider, see paragraphs 12 -14, 18 , 21, 30 32, 38, 51, 66, 67, 70, 100, 124, and 135 in the attached document. The consultation can be found via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NPPFconsultation
Consultation on Woodford Neighbourhood Plan
We are aiming to run Regulation 14, Pre-submission Consultation from 16th May to 30th June. We are currently busy preparing a flyer to pop through the door of all residents and businesses in Woodford. This consultation is an opportunity for everyone who lives, works or has a business in Woodford to express their view. It is important that the consultation produces a representative picture so it would be useful if you could respond to this consultation.
Be prepared for further rounds of consultation. Legislation requires two rounds of consultation, examination by an independent examiner, and amendments if required after each step before the Neighbourhood Plan is voted on by residents in a referendum. This will be a lot of work for us and rather tedious and repetitive for you, but please stay engaged. We need you to provide your views and eventually vote in the referendum.
The 2nd draft GMSF still expected to be published at the end of June. GMCA website reads: “The second draft of the plan is currently being developed, with a view to publish it in June 2018. Following publication of the draft plan, there will be a 12-week consultation with the public.” https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/gmsf
There is more information in Spring 2018 Newsletter from GMCA here:
Anne Morgan and Richard Wood of GMCA gave a presentation on GMSF to a CPRE meeting in March. The slides can be viewed here: