Chalfont St Giles
Chalfont St Giles Parish Council has produced a Draft Neighbourhood Plan covering the entire parish area.
The Neighbourhood Plan was publicised in advance of the examination. The Consultation Period ran between 26th February 2018 and 9th April 2018.
Chiltern District Council, with agreement from Chalfont St Giles Parish Council, appointed Janet Cheesley to act as the examiner for the Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Plan. She will examine the Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the regulations and produce an examination report in due course.
Following the Examiner's initial review of the Neighbourhood Plan documents submitted for examination, she raised concerns regarding the environmental assessment of the neighbourhood plan and the level of detail in the original Habitats Regulations determination by Chiltern District Council. This in particular related to a recent non-related legal case where it was held that an initial screening assessment should not include any effects of mitigation. As such the Examiner considered it would be prudent to undertake a fresh screening assessment before the plan was formally examined. The Parish Council as the Neighbourhood Plan Group decided to suspend the neighbourhood plan examination and requested Chiltern District Council to undertake the necessary steps to re-assess the environmental aspects of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Re-consultation on the Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Plan
Following completion of the environmental assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan, the Council re-consulted on the Neighbourhood Plan alongside the new environmental documents. The 2nd public consultation period ran from 21st December 2018 until 8th February 2019. The examiner will consider all representations made either in the first consultation period or the second consultation period.
The Examiner, Janet Cheesley, has now undertaken the examination of the Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Plan.
The Examiner set out how she would undertake the examination in her email below
Following her consideration of the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and the responses received to the two consultation periods, the Examiner Mrs Janet Cheesley duly presented her report to Chiltern District Council on 18th March 2019. The Examination Report recommended that the Neighbourhood Plan, with 16 modifications, progresses to referendum. In addition it stated that the referendum area should be the Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Area, which is concurrent with the Parish area of Chalfont St Giles.
Chiltern District Council considered the Examiner's report and came to a view on each of the recommendations made. Chiltern District Council agreed with the recommendations made and therefore decided that the Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Plan could proceed to Referendum.
Further details of the referendum are available on the referendum web page - http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/ChalfontStGilesNHPR
Chiltern District Council's decision statement on the Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's report can be viewed at the following places:
- Customer Service Reception, Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW, during the Council's normal office opening hours (Monday - Thursday: 9am-5pm and Friday: 9am to 4.30pm).
- Chiltern District Council's website at http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/chalfontstgiles where all documents can be downloaded free of charge.
- Chalfont St Giles Community Library, High Street, Chalfont St Giles; during their normal opening hours.
- Jordans Village Shop, Green West Road, Jordans; during their normal opening hours.
- The Chalfont St Giles Parish Council office; Parish Council Offices Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9QX
The Examiner's report and Chiltern District Council's decision statement are available to download below
The Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Plan submission documents are available to download below
Chalfont St Giles was declared a Neighbourhood Area by Chiltern District Council on the 20th December 2012.
The Chalfont St Giles Neighbourhood Area covers the entire Chalfont St Giles Parish Area.
Chalfont St Giles Parish Council is the relevant body who applied for the Neighbourhood Area. Their application to Chiltern District Council, and map defining the Neighbourhood Area are available in the downloads at the bottom of this page.
Regulation 16 Pre-Examination Responses
Responses received during the pre-examination period are available to view (download) below.
Responses are shown with the responder's name, where given. A responder's organisation, if applicable, will be shown in brackets (). Responses supplied by an agent have the agent's company name shown in square brackets .
Regulation 16 Re-submission
Responses received during the 2nd pre-examination period are available to view (download) below.