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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. Q2 2020 – Q4 2020  
Establish working groups to consider each of the objectives and best way to achieve them. Q4 2020  
Review existing evidence and Identify and develop further evidence required Q4 2020 – Q1 2021  
Establish whether Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessments are required. Q1 2021  
TBC: Consultation on draft evidence documents / plan strategy. Q2 2021  
Further develop and refine the issues, vision, aims and objectives as a result of ongoing engagement and evidence gathering. Drafting of neighbourhood plan Q4 2020 – Q3 2021  
Prepare accompanying documents including: Draft Consultation Statement, Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment (if required) Q1 2021 – Q3 2021  
Update draft plan if required following the outcomes of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Q2 2021 - Q3 2021  
Publish N.Plan & other Reg.14 Consultation documents. Q3 2021  
Parish Council approval to progress to Reg.14 (Pre-Submission) Consultation Q3 2021  
REG.14 & MOVING TO SUBMISSION Reg.14: Consultation period Q3 2021
Consider responses to Reg.14 Consultation Q3 2021  
Make amendments to neighbourhood plan and other documents (including Consultation Statement) as required following Reg.14 consultation. Q4 2021  
Prepare Basic Conditions Statement. Q4 2021  
Publish Reg.15 (Submission) plan and associated documents. Q4 2021  
Parish Council approval to submit neighbourhood plan Q4 2021  
Submit plan and associated documents required by Reg.15 (Submission) to the Local Planning Authority Q4 2021
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 2021
Reg. 16 consultation (minimum 6 weeks and led by the Local Planning Authority) Q4 2021  
Examination Q1 2022  
Examiners report published Q1 2022  
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 2022  
REFERENDUM Publication of pre-Referendum information and documents Q2 2022  
Referendum Q2 2022  
Publication of Referendum decision Q2 2022  
Neighbourhood plan is ‘made’ Q2 2022