May 2017 - Consultation
Following the original formal consultation, and prolonged discussions with City of York Council, Copmanthorpe Neighbourhood Planning Group engaged an independant consultant to advise on making changes to the Neighbourhood Plan to satisfy the requirements of the City Council and other Statutory Consultees.
The Group commissioned a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Parish, including a Landscape Character Assessment, and this has now been included in the Neighbourhood Plan. It has also made changes to some of the Policies set out in the Plan in light of consultation feedback
During the intervening period the City Council issued a much revised Draft Local Plan (Preferred Sites) document that was much closer (locally) to Copmanthorpe's Neighbourhood Plan in terms of sites for housing development and housing numbers. This CYC document was later withdrawn to enable further changes in light of the proposed withdrawal of armed forces from both Strensall and Imphal barracks that will occur during the lifetime of the Local Plan
The revised Neighbourhood Plan is now ready for a second round of Statutory Consultation. An important part of this will be an exhibition to take place in Copmanthorpe Library on Saturday 6th May from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
The revised Plan is now available via the links on the right. The original versions have been added under a new heading "Archive Documents" on the right to enable comparison. A resume of the changes made is included on the back pages of both documents
At the end of the six week consultation period, on 13th June 2017, all feedback received will be considered and acted upon before the Plan is submitted to City of York Council for a further six week Formal Consultation.
Following this Formal Consultation the Plan, together with all feedback received by City of York Council, will 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.