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 – this is our current stage with the consultation period ending on the 25th January 2019 and the start of the examination process soon after.
Referendum and Adoption
Further information from the Wessington Parish Council is available here.