Southwell Town Council is reviewing its Neighbourhood Plan which was made in October 2016.
The primary purpose of the review has been to correct minor errors and omissions, to update text and maps in the light of physical developments plus changes in National and Local Planning Policy since the initial Plan, to update the evidence base and to tighten up Environmental Policies in the light of the declarations of climate emergencies made by the County, District and Town Councils.
We also wish to translate the Design Guide into Design Codes in response to the recent Government Planning White Paper “Planning for the Future”.
We have engaged consultants, financed by Government Grants, who are currently working on some of the details of our review. We then need to review their work and incorporate it into our documents. We are hoping to reach the stage where we can go to public consultation in February.
The existing Neighbourhood Plan, which includes background to the town itself, may be found on the Newark and Sherwood District Council Website here https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/southwellneighbourhoodplan/