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Stage Task When Status
GETTING STARTED Regulation 5 and 6 - Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area Application 15 November 2019  
Regulation 7 - Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area (details available here) 4 December 2019  
Establish a Steering Group 1 February 2020  
Secure grant funding & consultant support Q1 2020 – Q3 2020  
BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE & WRITING THE PLAN Consult with the community, identify local issues, and establish a vision for the plan and its objectives. (consultation results can be found here) Q2 2020 – Q4 2020  
Establish working groups to consider each of the objectives and best way to achieve them. Q4 2020  
Prepare Topic Papers considering local issues. (final Topic Papers can be found here) Q4 2020 – September 2021
Establish whether Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessments are required. Scoping Request send to Canterbury City Council (document submitted can be found here).  16 September 2021 - October 2021
Scoping Consultation on draft evidence documents / plan strategy. (Consultation documents can be found here). 5 September 2021 - 24 October 2021

Consider consultation responses on scope of the plan, further review existing evidence and Identify and develop further evidence required. Drafting of neighbourhood plan.

Q4 2021 – Q1 2022
Prepare accompanying documents including: Draft Consultation Statement, Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment (if required) Q4 2021 – Q2 2022
Update draft plan if required following the outcomes of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Q2 2022 - Q2 2022  
Publish N.Plan & other Reg.14 Consultation documents. Q2 2022  
Parish Council approval to progress to Reg.14 (Pre-Submission) Consultation Q2 2022  
REG.14 & MOVING TO SUBMISSION Reg.14: Consultation period Q3 2022
Consider responses to Reg.14 Consultation Q3 2022  
Make amendments to neighbourhood plan and other documents (including Consultation Statement) as required following Reg.14 consultation. Q4 2022  
Prepare Basic Conditions Statement. Q4 2022  
Publish Reg.15 (Submission) plan and associated documents. Q4 2022  
Parish Council approval to submit neighbourhood plan Q4 2022  
Submit plan and associated documents required by Reg.15 (Submission) to the Local Planning Authority Q4 2022
Once submitted, Canterbury City Council (CCC) will manage the neighbourhood plan’s progression. The dates below are indicative and will be updated in consultation with CCC post submission.
INDEPENDENT EXAMINATION Local Planning Authority to appoint examiner Q4 2022
Reg. 16 consultation (minimum 6 weeks and led by the Local Planning Authority) Q4 2022  
Examination Q1 2023  
Examiners report published Q1 2023  
Meetings/discussions with Local Planning Authority on the suggested recommendations and modifications to the plan (if any) within the examiner’s report and next steps Q1 2023  
REFERENDUM Publication of pre-Referendum information and documents Q2 2023  
Referendum Q2 2023  
Publication of Referendum decision Q2 2023  
Neighbourhood plan is ‘made’ Q2 2023