Videos

Learning from the Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan: interview with Ann Skippers, Independent Examiner

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:58

Ann Skippers, independent examiner for the Slaugham neighbourhood plan, talks about why the plan did not meet the basic conditions and so did not pass examination. Ann explains the three main reasons why the plan didn't meet the basic conditions, picks out key learning points and offers advice for other neighbourhood planning groups.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 8 - common themes

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:57

This is the eighth part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, independent examiner. While only a few plans have so far been examined the numbers will grow. Nigel reflects on some of the neighbourhood plans that have been examined so far and also talks about the opportunities for benefits to come back to communities, for example through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 7 - after the examination

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:57

This is the seventh part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, independent examiner. In this part Nigel explains what options the examiner has and how he/she decides whether a plan should proceed to referendum. He also talks about when a group will get the examiner’s report and what to do if it recommends changes to the plan.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 6 - the examination

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:57

This is the sixth part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, independent examiner. This part covers the different types of examination (written representations and hearings), what’s involved and who decides which option will be used. Nigel also discusses how the examination is organised and the kind of questions the examiner might ask if it's a hearing.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 5 - submitting your plan (EU)

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:57

This is the fifth part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, independent examiner. What does the examiner do once he/she receives a draft plan? Nigel discusses EU rules, Human Rights legislation and what happens if there's no up to date local plan.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 4 - submitting your plan (conformity)

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:56

This is the fourth part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, independent examiner. What does the examiner do once he/she receives a draft plan? Nigel discusses the topics of conformity and sustainable development.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 3 - submitting your plan (basic conditions)

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:56

This is the third part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, independent examiner. What does the examiner do once he/she receives a draft plan? Nigel discusses the consultation statement and basic conditions statement.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 2 - preparation

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:56

Preparing for your neighbourhood plan to go to examination may feel a bit daunting. In the second part of our interview with Nigel McGurk, Neighbourhood Planning Examiner, he provides tips for structuring your plan and explains the need to show there's a clear vision and objectives. He talks about the importance of preparing your evidence base and showing the examiner how you've consulted with local people and taken their views into account.

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Neighbourhood Plan Examinations: part 1- introduction

Posted on Wed, 07 May 2014 @ 14:56

This is the first part of an interview with Nigel McGurk, Neighbourhood Planning Examiner. The interview explains who examiners are, what they do and how they are chosen. It also introduces the NPIERS panel, which is the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service.

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