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Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14 Public Consultation
Pool-in-Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan
In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 14, Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council undertook a public consultation exercise and invited comments from organisations and individuals on its Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan. This consultation has now finished. It ran from 6 September – 18 October 2019.
Drop-in Sessions were held on :
Saturday, 21 September 2019 Old Pool Bank Village Hall 11 am – 1 pm
Saturday, 28 September 2019 Pool Village Memorial Hall 11 am – 1 pm
Saturday, 5 October 2019 Wharfedale Court 2.30pm – 4 pm
The proposed Pool-in-Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan
Following six years of consultation with residents, Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council has produced a Neighbourhood Plan which covers the whole of the civil parish of Pool-in-Wharfedale. The plan contains a vision for Pool along with a set of objectives, planning policies and proposals and community actions to achieve the vision. The planning policies within the plan seek to protect the character and meet the needs of Pool, with policies guiding new development, traffic and transport and travel, as well as protection and enhancement policies relating to the green environment (including Local Green Spaces), the historic built environment and community facilities.
Following this consultation, the plan will be amended and then submitted to Leeds City Council, as required, for a further Regulation 16 consultation and independent examination. The plan, if successful at examination, will then proceed to a local referendum. Assuming it receives a majority vote, the City Council will adopt the plan which will then become part of the statutory development plan - the Local Plan - for Leeds. Any planning applications submitted within the Pool boundary will be determined in accordance with this plan.
The Pool-in-Wharfedale Neighbourhood Plan seeks to:
· ensure that future policies reflect the needs and aspirations of the local community
· be a means to guide, promote and enable balanced and sustainable change within the designated area
· preserve the character of Pool-in-Wharfedale and its parish as an attractive rural location with some local industry and good links with its local market town
· enable the retention of Pool-in-Wharfedale as a distinct community, protecting the natural and built heritage, enhancing the conservation area and ensuring that Pool-in-Wharfedale is not swallowed up by encroaching urban sprawl
· ensure that the needs of residents are met in the areas of housing, employment, education, health, leisure, recreation, sport, transport and burial, and that Pool-in-Wharfedale maintains a well-balanced, sustainable economic and physical environment