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Biddulph - Notice of Submitted Plan & Neighbourhood Development Order Proposals

Biddulph Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order Examination

Examiner's Report

The Examiner's Report was received on the 2nd February 2022.

Biddulph Final report 02 02 2022 [528KB]

As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (Regulations 17A and 24A), the District Council will decide what action to take in response to each recommendation made by the report.  An appropriate date for this will be agreed with Biddulph Town Council, the qualifying body, in due course.

Examiner's Documents

The examiner has produced his Initial Comments Document and requested responses from the Town Council and District Council by the 17th November 2021.

Biddulph Examiners Initial comments [182KB]
NP District Council responses to Examiners Initial Comments [1MB]
NDO District Council Response to Examiners Initial Comments [394KB]
BTC response to Examiners comments 17 Nov 2021 [453KB]
Reg 16 BTC NP comments [313KB]
Reg 16 BTC NDO comments [170KB]

The examiner sent further queries to the District Council and Town Council on 3rd December 2021 and requested a reply as soon as possible.

Examiners Queries 3 Dec 2021 [153KB]
District Council Response to Examiners Queries 3 Dec 2021 [4MB]
District Council Appendices 3 Dec 2021 [588KB]
Town Council Response to Examiners Queries 3 Dec 2021 [3MB]
Town Council Appendix 1 3 Dec 2021 [1MB]
Town Council Appendix 2 3 Dec 2021 [1MB]

A follow up query was also sent to the District Council by the Examiner on the 7th December 2021.

Examiners further query 7 12 21 [183KB]
SCC Data Availability [260KB]
SCC Response 02 02 2022 [245KB]
SCC Response 26 01 2022 [249KB]
SCC Site 4 13 Congleton Road [1MB]
SCC Site 6 Fold Lane [1MB]
SCC Site 8 Hurst Road [1MB]
SCC Site 21 Corner of Uplands [1MB]
SCC Site 28 Conway Road [1MB]
SCC Site 31 Mill Hayes Grass Verge [1MB]
SCC Site 47 Church Road [1MB]
SCC Site 62 Craigside Green Areas [1MB]
SCC Site 68 Land adjacent New Rd Methodist Church [1MB]
SCC Site 76 Brown Lees Village Green [1MB]
SCC Site 79 Orme Road Knypersley [1MB]
SCC Site 80 Grange Road Corner [1MB]

Neighbourhood Plan Proposal and Neighbourhood Development Order Proposal Consultation Period: 15 July - 27 Aug 2021

Statutory Notice [195KB]

Neighbourhood Plan representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation

British Horse Society [261KB]
Coal Authority [330KB]
Environment Agency [99KB]
Historic England [135KB]
National Grid [125KB]
National Trust [155KB]
Seabridge Developments Ltd [7MB]
Severn Trent [167KB]
Sport England [171KB]
Staffordshire County Council [176KB]
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council NP [181KB]
Staffordshire Police [149KB]
Theatres Trust [527KB]
United Utilities [2MB]

Combined representations received to Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order during the Regulation 16 consultation

Canal & River Trust [128KB]
Highways England [61KB]
Natural England [20KB]

Neighbourhood Development Order representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation

Historic England 2 [134KB]
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council NDO [97KB]

Neighbourhood Plan Proposal Documents

Map identifying the area to which the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan relates [1MB]
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [2MB]
Proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan [16MB]
Biddulph Neighbourhood Plan appendices [10MB]
Basic Conditions Statement [2MB]
Screening Assessments of Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Development Order Proposal Documents

Map identifying the land to which the Neighbourhood Development Order proposal relates [693KB]
Consultation statement [1MB]
Proposed Neighbourhood Development Order [1MB]
Basic Conditions Statement [2MB]
Screening Assessments of Neighbourhood Development Order

A paper copy of the draft plan, NDO and associated documents is also available to view at:

  • Biddulph Town Hall, High Street, Biddulph, ST8 6AR (9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Mon and Tues, 9am-1pm Weds to Fri).
  • Biddulph Library, Tunstall Road, Biddulph, ST8 6HH (during normal opening hours).
  • Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Office (Moorlands House, Stockwell St, Leek, ST13 6HQ) Viewings will be by prior appointment only.  To arrange, please contact us or call 0345 605 3013

Basic Conditions

Comments received at this part of the statutory process, (Regulations 16 and 23 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) will be forwarded to an appointed examiner, who will assess the Neighbourhood Plan, Neighbourhood Development Order and supporting documents against the "basic conditions".  These require that the plan:

  • Has regard to national policy and guidance from the Secretary of State;
  • Contributes to sustainable development;
  • Is in general conformity with the strategic policy of the development plan for the area or any part of that area;
  • Doesn't breach or is otherwise compatible with EU obligations - this includes the SEA Directive of 2001/42/EC; and that
  • The making of the Neighbourhood Development Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site (as defined in the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010(d), either alone or in combination with other plans or projects; and
  • Prescribed conditions are met in relation to the order and prescribed matters have been complied with in connection with the proposal for the order.

Background Information

To view background information about the Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order, visit the Biddulph Town Council website.

Your Data

Please note all comments will be held by the Council, sent to the independent examiner and will be available to view publicly. Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information, such as your postal and e-mail address, will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council maintains a database of consultees who wish to be kept informed about the Local Plan. 

Details of our data protection and Privacy Notice can be found on out website here.

Contact us

If you require further information about this consultation contact us on 0345 605 3013 or complete the contact form.