Developing the plan can take between 12 and 48 months.
The key steps in the process are:
Approval to undertake the plan.
Approval and community notification to undertake the plan.
Establish a steering committee and working groups
Background information: The policies and recommendations in the plan will be evidence based. This process will involve looking at the parish past, current and future to build a picture of where we have been, where we are now and where we are likely to be in the future.
Gathering the views of the community: The most critical part of the plan; engaging the community through surveys, attendance at events and workshops and finally, the Referendum.
Preparing the draft plan.
Consultation and submission of draft Plan (Regulation 14)
Independent Examination – with the consultation period ending on the 25th January 2019 and the Examination process is now completed.
Final Stage - Referendum and Adoption in Summer 2019
Further information from the Wessington Parish Council is available here.