Rother District Council has today published a Referendum Information Statement, with details of the Salehurst & Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum to be held on Thursday 31 May 2018.
The document can be seen here; it is also available on the Resources tab, with all the NP documents.
We are delighted to report that, after many hours of discussion with RDC, we have agreed the final version of the Neighbourhood Plan, incorporating the Examiner's recommendations, and it has been approved by RDC to go to Referendum.
The Independent Examiner, Mr John Slater, has issued his Report on the Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan (23/1/18). It is available to view on the 'Resources' page.
All responses to the post Hearing consultation (Revised SEA) and other documentation invited by the Examiner can now be accessed via the Resources page.
On 1st November 2017 a representative of Hodsons Mill sent an email to the Examiner, via the Programme Officer, with regard to the requests in his Post Hearing Note, to which Mr Slater responded. A further related email was sent to the Examiner on 14th November, and a response issued 15th November 2017. These items of correspondence can be viewed on the 'Resources' page.
In his Post Hearing Notes Mr John Slater invited the Parish Council to review the Environmental Report (SEA), in particular the relative scoring of alternative sites, contained within the Environmental Report. The Parish Council accepted this invitation and the revised document is now published here for consultation:
This consultation runs from 9am, Wednesday 1st November 2017 to 5pm, Tuesday 28th November 2017. Anyone is welcome to comment on the revised Environmental Report
Mr Slater has produced his Post Hearing Notes, including details of actions, with deadlines, noted specifically for the Parish Council and for the representatives of Hodson's Mill.
He also refers to an email received following the Hearing from one of the representatives for the Diocese of Chichester (Vicarage Site) regarding the gradient of the proposed access; the Notes and the email can both be viewed below:
At the Public Hearing on 28/9/17, the Diocese of Chichester circulated a proposed access layout plan; this has been published and can be seen by clicking on the 'Resources' tab at the top of the page.
Independent Examiner Mr Slater has now produced his Guidance Notes and Agenda for the Public Hearing, which will be held on 28th September 2017, at the Youth Centre, George Hill, Robertsbridge commencing at 9.30am.
The Hearing, which is expected to take one day, will be open to the public, but only invited representatives will be permitted to take part in discussions. Further details, including an agenda and specific questions, can be seen in the following document:
Mr Slater has produced his 'Initial Comments of the Independent Examiner' which includes his conclusion that it is appropriate to hold an oral hearing to consider certain matters. Further details of the Hearing will follow shortly. It is noted that the Hearing will be open to the public to attend, but only invited representatives will be permitted to take part in discussions.
The Examiner's Initial Comments (Revised 14/8/17) can be seen on the Resources page, or click here to go straight to the document.