NEXT MEETING on TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER at 5PM
at the Parish Office
The Sandon NDP steering group are continuing to make progress with the NDP.
A consultant has been engaged to help. He has given the draft NDP a ‘Health Check’ and will work with the Sandon group to action some updates and improvements before sending the NDP to Chelmsford City Council for their comments. Funding for the consultant has been agreed via a government supported group: Locality.
The Steering Group
The Steering Group consists of local residents, businesses and organisations which hold a specific interest in the Sandon Parish and has the responsibility for drafting the Sandon Neighbourhood Plan.
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The Steering Group
Jane Willis – Chair
Judy Cecil – Secretary
Key Milestones for NDP
The table below shows the key milestones for developing the NDP and our estimated dates for completion:
9th October 2017:
NDP terms of reference agreed by Sandon Parish council (SPC)
2nd November 2017:
Chelmsford City council (CCC) agreed Sandon NDP process
5th December 2017:
Agreed questionnaire and possibly short awareness raising film
26th February 2018:
Development of Sandon NDP website
2nd – 6th March 2018:
Paper Questionnaires delivered to all Sandon residents
and Sandon NDP website goes live
20th March 2018:
Start to analyse questionnaire responses
24th April 2018:
Sandon PC annual meeting and planned NDP awareness workshop
May – Oct 2018:
Develop draft NDP Vision
Further workshops/?questionnaire/focus groups/1-1 discussions
Jan to Feb 2019:
Launch Business Questionnaire and Sandon School survey. Collect information from local groups
Event to get feedback from community
Develop Neighbourhood Plan: Vision, Objectives and Policies
Draft policies uploaded to website and will be displayed at Sandon Christmas Fayre for comment November 2019.
Draft policies sent to Chelmsford City Council for initial comment November 2019
Comments came back from Chelmsford City Council and we subsequently reviewed the draft NDP.
Covid 19 restrictions moved our meetings to Zoom and we attempted to take on a consultant who proved to be more expensive than the available funding, so back to the drawing board and some time went by.
We have engaged a consultant who will be within the budget of available funds. The 2021 funding window opened in April and we started work.
Jon Herbert of Troy Planning has given the Draft NDP a ‘Health Check’.
The NDP group met in person to discuss the health check and agree updates/improvements
The NDP group met with Troy Planning to agree the next steps in putting into action the suggested changes to the document.
The NDP group met to work on the document. Troy Planning continued to work on the sections they were allocated.
Troy Planning and the NDP group will finalise agreed changes to the draft NDP
End of 2021
The draft NDP will be sent to Chelmsford City Council for their comments and to start the Strategic Environmental Assessment process
The 6 week long ‘Regulation 14’ consultation will begin
The NDP will be submitted to the examiner
Hopefully the referendum will be held and the Sandon NDP will be approved