Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum Designation 2021

Background

Neighbourhood planning allows local people to produce and review neighbourhood plans and Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood plans contain planning policies that are used to determine planning applications, along with the Council's Local Plan and other material considerations. Neighbourhood Development Orders grant up-front planning permission for specific developments.

In areas without a parish or town council, neighbourhood planning is led by a neighbourhood forum. Neighbourhood forums are designated by the Council and must meet the conditions set out in the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) as amended, which are:

  1. It must be established for the express purpose of promoting or improving the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the area.
  2. Membership must be open to anyone who lives, works, does business, or is an elected councillor in the neighbourhood area.
  3. It must have a minimum of 21 members drawn from the groups listed above.

The Council must consider whether a group wishing to become a forum has secured (or tried to secure) at least one member from each of the groups in point 2 above, whether the membership is drawn from different places in the neighbourhood area and from different sections of the community, and whether the purpose of the organisation reflects the character of the area.

On 21 October 2014, the Council designated the Deepcut Neighbourhood Area, which is shown on a map below. On the same date, the Council also designated the group named the “Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum” as the neighbourhood forum for the area. Under current legislation, the designation of a neighbourhood forum lasts for five years, meaning that the Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum ceased to be the designated forum for the Deepcut Neighbourhood Area on 21 October 2019. The Deepcut Neighbourhood Area is not affected by the expiry of the forum designation.

Consultation

The group named the “Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum” has applied to be designated again as the neighbourhood forum for the Deepcut Neighbourhood Area, under regulation 8 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. If a designation is made, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

The Council is consulting on the application for the designation of the Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum from 00:00 on 16 August to 23:59 on 29 September 2021.

The application documents can be found below under ‘Consultation Documents’. Hard copies of the documents will be available to view during the consultation period at the Council office main reception at Surrey Heath House, and at Camberley and Frimley Green Libraries.

Please respond to this consultation through the 'online comments form' below. Alternatively, you can email or write to us using the details at the bottom of this page.

After the consultation, we may publish your comment and your name, but will not publish personal details such as email and postal addresses. We will not accept anonymous comments.

Further Information

Visit the Council's website to find out more about:

Contact Information

Email: Policy.consult@surreyheath.gov.uk

Address:

Surrey Heath Borough Council,

Surrey Heath House,

Knoll Road,

Camberley,

Surrey,

GU15 3HD.

Timeline

  • Opened
    16 Aug 2021 at 00:00
  • Closes
    29 Sep 2021 at 23:59

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