Here are the REDACTED results of the Parish consultation conducted January to March 2023.
The Neighbourhood Plan Committee have collated your responses and this Autumn will be working with Cambridge ACRE to analyse this feedback, discuss actions and advise on changes to the Plan in the light of your comments.
Download a PDF of the results here
Between 30 January and 14 March 2023, all stakeholders in the Parish will be asked to feedback on the latest version of the plan for the final time before a yes/no vote whether to accept it.
The content of this draft T&H Neighbourhood Plan has been based on comments and feedback made during earlier consultation events. We are now seeking your feedback on this version of the Neighbourhood Plan to ensure it accurately reflects the views of the Parish.
This is the last opportunity to have your say and your feedback will be taken on board before a final version of the Plan is submitted to the South Cambridgeshire District Council in Month YY for independent examination.
If the Council accept it, you will be asked to vote on it in a yes/no referendum later in the year. If there is a 50% vote in favour of the Plan, it will be adopted by the District Council with immediate effect and carry full weight in the determination of planning applications in our parish.
AECOM has been commissioned, using grants funded by local government, to provide design support to the Thriplow and Heathfield Neighbourhood Planning Group through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities funded Neighbourhood Planning Programme, led by Locality.
This document is intended to support Neighbourhood Plan policies that encourage high quality design. It includes analysis of character areas within the built-up part of the Heathfield and provides a series of recommendations, in masterplan form, to improve the public realm and overall appearance of Heathfield.
The ideas in the report can be used as a basis for further engagement with the local community. They do not in themselves constitute part of the Neighbourhood Plan. It is hoped that they will stimulate broader discussion about how the area can be improved for the benefit of all.
This document comprises:
2. Streets and parking
3. Identity and unity
4. Community facilities
We are currently still waiting for the Locality Grant funding for 2022, but our intended schedule to complete the Thriplow & Heathfield Neighbourhood Plan is as follows:
By the end of July 2022
The Neighbourhood Planning group
Our Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Determination Statement has been finalised
This statement sets out the reasons for the determination that the draft Thriplow Neighbourhood Plan requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment. In addition, this statement determines that the making of the Thriplow Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site either alone or in combination with other plans and projects.
This determination statement is intended to demonstrate that the Thriplow Neighbourhood Plan is compatible with certain European Union obligations as required by the basic conditions, namely:
Thriplow Parish Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have published this determination statement in accordance with the regulatory requirements.
A very big thank you to all 123 Parish members who took the time to respond to our November 2021 consultation survey. It is very much appreciated.
The Google Forms results are now available to view (see link below). We're also sharing the Excel file which includes both anonymous online and paper responses combined.
The results have been forwarded to our neighbourhood planning consultants for analysis and we will share them as soon as we can.
By the beginning of November 2021, everyone in the Parish will have received a printed update from the Neighbourhood Planning Group. Please tell us what you think of these latest proposals for the Neighbourhood Plan by completing our short feedback form here
By completing the feedback online, you will save us having to type up all your answers! However, if you cannot complete the survey online, printed forms are available from the Village Shop or call Pip McGarry on 07743 623292 for help.
Closing date for feedback is 30 November 2021.
The Neighbourhood Planning groups of volunteers have been working with a neighbourhood planning consultant and chartered landscape architect to progress the neighbourhood plan.
We now have a work in progress draft of the plan for discussion with the Parish:
Since the public consultation in February 2020, the neighbourhood plan group (NPG) have been working with a neighbourhood planning consultant and chartered landscape architect to progress the neighbourhood plan.
The NPG are currently working on:
1. The assessment of potential sites for future housing development (site allocation)
2. A Heathfield enhancement plan
3. Writing the draft Neighbourhood Plan
We are still developing our evidence around potential sites which we intend to allocate for development and we are still considering appropriate enhancement measures in Heathfield. We are now undertaking community engagement on these topics to help us complete the drafting of the neighbourhood plan.
Once we have completed all the content for the neighbourhood plan, we will undertake a formal consultation with residents, local stakeholders and statutory consultees for a minimum period of six weeks. We expect this to take place later this year. Following that, we will revise the plan in light of all feedback and submit it to South Cambridgeshire District Council who will then publish the plan for a further round of consultation and appoint an independent examiner to assess the plan.
Subject to a successful examination, every resident in the parish will be given a final say on the plan in a parish-wide referendum. If more than 50% of those who participate cast a vote in favour of the plan, the Thriplow & Heathfield Neighbourhood Plan will be adopted by South Cambridgeshire District Council. With immediate effect it will then carry full weight in the determination of planning applications in our parish.
Sites for development
In 2020, the NPG sent out a ‘call for sites’ to identify land that might be open for future housing development. A total of five sites were identified – four in Thriplow Village and one in Heathfield. These included the two sites which have recently applied for planning permission, namely the Grain Store and Rectory Farm sites.
Our planning specialist and landscape architect put all the sites through a comparative site assessment to gauge their suitability. We will shortly be sending out a leaflet asking for further detail of your views on these proposed sites.
Our planning and landscape consultants have been assessing the possible sites to come up in the Allocation of Sites. The results of this assessment can be accessed here.
We now have 4 weeks to decide whether these sites will be included in the Neighbourhood Plan.
Four of these sites were on the Consultation Board on Housing and Development.
Could anyone with any comment or point of view to share please contact us over this period, up to 5 February 2021, so we can deal with the ideas presented and ensure we really are carrying out the will of the parish.
Please contact Philippa or Kit on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before the 5 February to express your views