Referendum - Tuesday 3 August 2021
The referendum on the Church Fenton Neigbourhood Plan will be held on Tuesday 3 August 2021. The key documents for the referendum are as follows:
The deadline to register to vote in this referendum has now passed. It was Friday 16th July 2021. You can register to vote for future elections via the government secure site www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact us on 01757 705101 or at electoralregistration.gov.uk if you require paper copies.
Poll cards were mailed out to all registered electors and properties in the Church Fenton Parish on 30th June 2021
If you will be unable to vote in person on Tuesday 3rd August 2021, the deadline has now passed to apply for (or cancel or alter an existing) postal vote, or to appoint someone to vote on your behalf.
If you are unable to attend due to a medical emergency or work reason you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote.
Should you require further information about ways to vote or application forms please contact us as soon as possible on 01757 705101 or at electoralregistration.gov.uk
The Information Statement can be found below:
The specified documents as required under regulation 4 of The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 are listed below:
Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum Version (incorporating Independent Examiner's modifications)
Submission for Examination
Selby District Council Decision Statement 10 June 2021
Following the Examiner’s Final Report on the Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Council has now produced a Decision Statement (as required under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) and can confirm that, subject to the proposed modifications recommended by the Examiner, the Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan will proceed to referendum. Details of where the documents are available to view is set out in the Decision Statement below.
Examiner’s Report 5 May 2021
The Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2020-2027 has been examined by the Independent Examiner, Mr Andrew Ashcroft. He has recommended to Selby District Council that, subject to the incorporation of the modifications set out in this report, the Church Fenton Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum.
A copy of the Examiner’s Report is available to view below:
Responses to Examiners Clarification Note
Copies of the Submission Documents and comments received to the Submission Draft Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan (2020) undertaken between 18 December 2020 and 12 February 2021 were forwarded to an independent examiner, Mr Andrew Ashcroft. He will assess the Submission Draft Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan to ensure it meets the right basic standards. The independent examiner is appointed by Selby District Council in agreement with Church Fenton Parish Council (the qualifying body). It will be for the independent examiner to recommend whether or not the Submission Draft Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan as submitted (or with modifications) is progressed to referendum.
The independent examiner has provided the following note for the Examination Arrangements and clarification note.
Copies of the comments received under Part 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 are available to view here:
Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan Submitted to Selby District Council for Consultation prior to Examination
The Consultation period is now closed on the Submission draft Church Fenton Neighbourhood Plan.
Church Fenton Parish Council formally submitted the Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan to Selby District Council for independent examination under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Prior to the Examination, Selby District Council as the Local Planning Authority invited comments on the submission draft Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. This consultation period closed at 5pm on 12 February 2021.
Associated documents can also be viewed:
- Church Fenton Designated Neighbourhood Area Map
- Church Fenton Basic Conditions Statement
- Church Fenton Screening Report
- Church Fenton Consultation Statement
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report
The Church Fenton Neighbourhood Plan is approaching the pre-submisison consultation stage (Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) and in preparation for this the Council has undertaken a screening report to determine whether or not the contents of the draft Church Fenton Neighbourhood Development Plan requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).
In line with the SEA requirements the Council has undertaken a six week consultation from 20 December 2018 to 31 January 2019 with the relevant consultation bodies (Environment Agency, Historic England and Natural England). The Screening Report and response from the consultation bodies are availble to view below:
- Church Fenton NDP Strategic Environmental Assessment & Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report
Further details on the emerging Church Fenton Neighbourhood Plan are available on the Church Fenton Neighbourhood Plan website.
The Neighbourhood Plan Area is now designated
It was agreed to designate the whole parish of Church Fenton as a Neighbourhood Area. A letter informing Church Fenton that the Parish of Church Fenton has been designated as a Neighbourhood Area was sent. The consultation on the Neighbourhood Area application ran from 23 September 2016 until 4 November 2016.
A map identifying the Church Fenton neighbourhood area can be viewed below: