Stone Neighbourhood Plan
Examination of Neighbourhood Plan
The Examination of the Draft Stone Neighbourhood Plan has now been completed. The Independent Examiner, Ann Skippers has produced a Report on the Examination of the Plan PDF, 461 KB which recommends some modifications to the Plan. Subject to these modifications, the Report concludes that the Plan meets the basic conditions. It recommends to the Council that the modified Neighbourhood Plan can go forward to a referendum. The Council will now consider the Examiner’s recommendations and issue a decision statement on whether the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a referendum.
NPPF Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan
At the request of the Examiner, the Council carried out a focussed consultation on the Draft Stone Neighbourhood Plan PDF, 4083.54 KB in September 2021. The consultation took place because the government published a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in July 2021. The responses have been sent to the Examiner for consideration. These are available on the Stone Neighbourhood Plan Responses webpage.
Publication of Neighbourhood Plan
Dartford Borough Council published the Draft Stone Neighbourhood Plan PDF, 4083.54 KB for consultation in May 2021. The responses received at that stage will be sent to the Examiner for consideration. These are available on the Stone Neighbourhood Plan Responses webpage.
The Neighbourhood Plan supports the Local Plan and provides the opportunity for the local community to shape the future development of Stone. It sets out planning policies put forward by the Parish Council on green space & recreation, health & wellbeing, housing, local infrastructure, Horns Cross centre, and delivering the Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan will apply to the neighbourhood area which was designated in October 2016. The neighbourhood area covers the whole area which was within the previous boundary of Stone Parish in 2016 – see Plan Boundary document below.
There are additional documents which were published along with the Neighbourhood Plan:
- Plan Boundary PDF, 487.13 KB
- Basic Conditions Statement 2020 PDF, 461.79 KB
- Consultation Statement 2020 PDF, 1390.84 KB(the appendices are available on the Stone Parish Evidence Base page)
- Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Opinion 2019 PDF, 707.59 KB
- Statement of Representations Procedure PDF, 106.6 KB
The Neighbourhood Plan is supported by evidence which can be found on the Stone Parish Evidence Base page.