The Send Neighbourhood Plan has been examined. We have decided to make the changes that the examiner has recommended.
The next step is to put the plan to a referendum of residents in Send Parish who are eligible to vote in local elections.
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See the. This plan includes the modifications listed in the decision statement.
The government has brought in restrictions on polls because of Covid-19. This means we cannot run any neighbourhood planning referendums until May 2021. We will announce the referendum date in due course.
In the meantime, the Send Neighbourhood Plan, as modified, will carry significant weight in relevant planning decisions (in line with national guidance).
Send Neighbourhood Area
The Send Neighbourhood Area follows the boundary of Send Parish. No other neighbourhood area may now be designated within this area.
Neighbourhood planning in Send Parish is led by Send Parish Council. Anyone who lives, works, has a business or is an elected member within the neighbourhood area is entitled to get involved and help produce a neighbourhood plan or a neighbourhood development order for the neighbourhood area.
Neighbourhood planning is a voluntary activity and there is no requirement for residents or businesses to be involved. Residents in the Send Neighbourhood Area who are usually eligible to vote there will be asked to approve any neighbourhood planning measures through a referendum, so residents who are not involved in the planning process will still be able to have a say over the planning policies or development orders that are brought into force.
If you would like to get involved in neighbourhood planning in Send Parish, please contact Send Parish Council using the following contact details:
Send Parish Office
28 Send Road
Send, near Woking GU23 7ET
Phone: 01483 479312
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation and Examination
Send Parish Council produced the Send Neighbourhood Plan and submitted it to us. We consulted on it (the Regulation 16 publicity stage) between 17 January and 28 February 2020. To see the plan and other submission documents, please visit the consultation web page. You can also read the comments received during this consultation at the consultation web page. See our
The Send Neighbourhood Plan was examined between June and October 2020. The examiner appointed to examine the plan was Mary O'Rourke BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI. See the.
The next step is to hold a referendum of residents in Send Parish who are eligible to vote in local elections.
See our correspondence with the examiner during the examination below:
27 July 2020 - 28 August 2020
The Examiner's Procedural Matters and Questions
Habitat Regulations Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment
There are legal requirements for all plans prepared or approved by a local planning authority (including neighbourhood plans) to be assessed for the need for Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and subject to these assessments if necessary. The purpose of HRA and SEA is to identify aspects of plans or projects that may cause a likely significant effect on European protected wildlife sites and identify appropriate measures to avoid or mitigate such adverse impacts. View further information on the Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) page.
We have undertaken a, which determined that, as a result of mitigation, the plan would not adversely affect any European protected sites. See the . A printed copy of this document is available to view at the Council's offices on request.
Send Neighbourhood Area Consultation
We received an application for a neighbourhood area covering Send Parish from Send Parish Council on 1 May 2015 and consulted on the proposal between 1 June and 29 June 2015.
A copy ofcan be viewed online.
View the comments we received and our responses in the
Following the consultation and a period of consideration, officers recommended designating the neighbourhood area as proposed. Read theto find out more about how this decision was reached.
If you wish to know more about neighbourhood planning in Send and cannot find the answers on the Council's website, please contact the Council's Planning Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01483 444471.
For more information about neighbourhood planning, please visit the Neighbourhood planning page.
Guildford Borough Council
Telephone: 01483 444471