The Formal Consultation on Copmanthorpe's Neighbourhood Plan closed on 9th March. We are still awaiting confirmation from City of York Council that the Plan has been forwarded to the Independant Examiner.
The Copmanthorpe Neighbourhood Plan began its Formal Consultation through City of York Council on Monday 26th January 2015.
The Plan was submitted for Formal Consultation on Thursday 20th November 2014. This was the first Neighbourhood Plan to reach this stage in York and marked the beginning of the final stages in what has been a major two year project for Copmanthorpe Parish Councillors and residents.
At the end of the six week consultation period on 9th March 2015 the Plan, together with all feedback received by City of York Council, was supposed to be sent to an Independent Examiner to decide whether the Plan meets all the requirements to go forward.
Assuming it is passed by the Examiner the Plan will then be returned to Copmanthorpe for a Referendum. If the majority of those voting approve the Plan it passes into Planning Law for Copmanthorpe and help to control development over the next fifteen years and beyond.
Copmanthorpe Parish is a distinct and historic settlement within the York Green Belt, offering a safe and attractive place in which to live, providing a range of commercial, transport and social facilities for all sections of the local community.
The Policies of the Copmanthorpe Neighbourhood Plan will be extremely important in deciding planning applications which affect the Parish and the village. Policies included in this plan are aimed at managing the future growth of Copmanthorpe, especially through new housing development, and at preserving the character and identity of the village and the surrounding countryside of the Parish.
There are approximately 1,700 houses within the boundary of the Parish with a population of about 5,000. There are a number of small businesses operating within the Parish and the village is predominantly bounded by high grade farming land.
The Neighbourhood Plan will give the community the opportunity to influence how the village will look in years to come in terms of the type and location of development and how the facilities and transport links of the village can be sustained.