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Colchester Borough Council has received the Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan Submission documents for publication in accordance with Part 5 Regulation 15 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Following an update to the Neighbourhood Planning - Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) paragraph 107 on 13 May 2020, it was confirmed that physical inspection of documents is not mandatory and alternatives to face-to-face consultation are appropriate at the present time.
This consultation has been arranged in a manner to comply with Neighbourhood Planning (General) 2012 - Regulation 16 having regard to changes to the Neighbourhood Planning PPG in the context of COVID-19, the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
The Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan sets out the planning framework about how Marks Tey residents and businesses would like the parish to develop over the next 15 years up to 2033.
The Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan Submission documents (1) – (8) listed below accord with Part 5 Regulation 15 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
More information on the background to the Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan is available on the Marks Tey Parish Council website.
In accordance with Part 5 Regulation 16 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012, the consultation on the Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan will run for 6 weeks between 22 February 2021 and 5 April 2021.
Comments can be made online via our consultation portal. All consultation responses must be received by 5pm on 5 April 2021.
A user guide is available if you need help using the consultation portal.
If you need a hard copy of documents or details of how to post your comments, call Colchester Borough Council on 01206 282473 or the Marks Tey Parish Council on 01206 213250.
Any representations may include a request to be notified of the Local Planning Authority decision under Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012; in relation to the Marks Tey Neighbourhood Plan.
We have also prepared frequently asked questions to assist respondents who are unfamiliar with the neighbourhood planning process.
Following the completion of the consultation all responses received will be sent directly to the appointed Independent Neighbourhood Plan Examiner who will determine whether the Plan satisfies the Basic Conditions. If the Neighbourhood Plan passes the Examination, it can then progress to the Referendum stage.