Information on the Holme-next-the-Sea neighbourhood plan
Holme-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan Review
The Holme-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2036 was “made” in July 2021.
In March 2023, Holme-next-the-Sea Parish Council highlighted concerns about the definition for Gross Internal Floor Area (GIFA), set out in Part C of the Plan (Glossary of Terms).
Making (adoption) of Holme-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2036 (Part C review), April 2023
The Parish Council wrote to the Borough Council on 10 March 2023, proposing a revised GIFA definition. This was duly considered by the Borough Council, who determined that the proposed change represents a minor modification to the Plan. Accordingly, the Holme-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan (Part C review) 2016-2036 was made (adopted) on 12 April 2023:
All other parts of the Neighbourhood Plan remain unaltered. The Plan (with appendices) is available to view in the Holme-next-the-Sea neighbourhood plan document library.
Neighbourhood Plan Review
When updating a neighbourhood plan there are three types of modifications which can be made. These will then determine the process the neighbourhood plan will follow. The modifications are:
- Minor (non-material) modifications to a neighbourhood plan or order are those which would not materially affect the policies in the plan or permission granted by the order. These may include correcting errors, such as a reference to a supporting document, and would not require examination or a referendum.
- Material modifications which do not change the nature of the plan or order would require examination but not a referendum. This might, for example, entail a design code that builds on a pre-existing design policy. Or a site or sites which, subject to the decision of the independent examiner, are not so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the plan.
- Material modifications which do change the nature of the plan or order would require examination and a referendum. This might, for example, involve allocating significant new sites for development.
Agreed changes to the Holme-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan GIFA definition (Part C) are considered to fall within category 1. That is, a minor (non-material) modification to the Plan that did not require re-examination.