What is a Neighbourhood Development Order?
You can find out about Neighbourhood Development Orders (NDO) by following this link: https://neighbourhoodplanning.org/toolkits-and-guidance/neighbourhood-development-orders-community-right-build-orders/
Regulation 14 Consultation
In line with the requirements of Regulation-14, Town and Country Planning, England Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012, a consultation period will be ongoing from Monday 23 September, midday to Monday 4 November 2019, midday.
This is a six-week statutory consultation period and we welcome comments on the draft document.
AECOM provided a Design Codes report, which supports the Neighbourhood Development Order proposals. You can read this here: Design Codes Report
We are consulting on two documents at the same time: the Neighbourhood Plan and the Neighbourhood Development Order. You can find out about the Neighbourhood Plan here: https://biddulph.co.uk/neighbourhood-plan/
Should you need to view hard copies of the consultation documents, these are available at:
- Biddulph Moor Post Office
- Biddulph Town Hall
- Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre
- Biddulph Doctors
- Biddulph Valley Doctors
- Brown Lees Post Office
- Flavours, Smithy Lane
- Biddulph Library
Biddulph residents, supported by Biddulph Town Council, will also be at the following community events and markets where the plan can also be viewed:
- Saturday 28 September, 10-2pm Biddulph Town Hall
- Friday 4 October, 11-2pm and Friday 1 November, 11-2pm Biddulph Artisan Market (town centre)
- Saturday 5 October, 10-2pm Biddulph Town Hall (part of the ‘Ethical Fair’)
- Sunday 6 October, 11-2pm Biddulph Youth and Community Zone (part of ‘Staged: Theatre for the Ages’ event)
How to respond
You can send us your thoughts via an online survey:
Or, you can download a copy of this survey here:
Paper copies of the Survey should be sent to:
Biddulph Town Council
Biddulph Town Hall, High Street
Biddulph ST8 6AR
Alternatively, there are paper copies of this Survey at the locations highlighted above.
Contact Biddulph Town Council on email@example.com or 01782 297845 for more information or to arrange for the Working Group to speak to you at another occasion.
What has been going on in Biddulph?
Biddulph Neighbourhood Plan Working Group completed a consultation exercise with householders in the town in December 2017. We asked a number of questions in relation to what people like in Biddulph and what they would like to change. A very strong message came back from these questionnaire responses that people wanted a focus on town centre regeneration.
As a result of this consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group began to explore the possibility of creating a Neighbourhood Development Order. This would complement the Neighbourhood Plan policies, and would help to change the look of the town centre over the coming years.
During the Summer of 2018, a number of well-attended ‘town tours’ took place, which helped to add more detail to a potential Neighbourhood Development Order.
At the end of 2018 and in early 2019, the Working Group completed consultation on draft Local Green Space Designations within the town and also asked attendees to comment on the High Street and the emerging Neighbourhood Development Order. This consultation document helped to guide our discussions: NDO Consultation Document
We have also sought the views of traders on the High Street, and received some really valuable feedback.
Bringing these documents forward for consultation at the same time means that we can set out a very clear plan in relation to future development in the town.
The proposed area for the Neighbourhood Development Order is here: Neighbourhood Development Order area
On 14 May 2019, Biddulph Town Council agreed that this document would be sent to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for ‘screening’: NDO May 2019
The response from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is here: