The Cabinet considered the draft Leekfrith Neighbourhood Plan submitted by Leekfrith Parish Council which sought approval of publication of the Plan and appointment of an Examiner.
On the basis of the assessment of the draft Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents, to find that the proposal does not comply with the criteria for a neighbourhood plan and thus to recommend that the plan is not taken forward for publication and examination. Not Recommended. If Councillors were minded to refuse the submitted Neighbourhood Plan, the authority would be required to notify the Parish Council of the reasons for the refusal and to publicise its decision. This would result in a delay to the Neighbourhood Development Plan timetable.
· That the draft Leekfrith Neighbourhood Plan as set out at Appendix 1 of the report is published for public consultation for a minimum of six weeks.
· That the Head of Regeneration is authorised to appoint an independent examiner in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, the Peak District National Park Authority and Leekfrith Parish Council.
· That following public consultation, the draft Plan and representations received be submitted for independent examination.