How Get Got Here, What Happens Next?

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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