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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PANEL - TERMS OF REFERENCE                                            


Local Government Act 1972. Sections 101 and 102 {4).


In an area that has a Parish Council, the Town & Country Planning 1990 Act provides for the Parish Council to take the lead role in neighbourhood planning.


The Parish Councils Vision is to produce a Plan which will provide a framework for development over the next 20 years from 2017 in the CSM Parish which will meet the needs and expectations of the community and improve the quality of life in the Parish.


CSM Parish Council (PC) have decided to establish a NH Plan Panel (NHPP) as an advisory body to carry out the work required to produce the CSM PC Neighbourhood Plan. 



To steer the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and advise the Parish Council on whether the Plans development is meeting its objective of developing a NH Plan that meets the needs of the Parish.


The NHPP shall endeavour to represent everyone in the Parish, act in its best interests and avoid personal agendas.


To operate within PC NH Plan Budget and to seek grants to minimise costs to Parishioners/PC.




Parish Councilors and Parishoners appointed (and dismissed) by CSM PC.        


 Advisors as and when the Panel requires.


The Parish Clerk




The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be elected from within the membership of the Panel and shall be so elected on an annual basis.


Such elections shall be held in May each year.


Membership of the Panel will be determined by the CSM PC. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld providing the Panel remains a manageable size.





The panel will determine the frequency of its meetings to reflect key decision making and PC meeting dates as required. Meetings will normally be held in public.




The Panel is advisory to the CSM PC; it has no delegated authority to make decisions.

A majority of the PCllrs and Parishioners on the panel is required to be quorate.




The Panel will be subject to the PC Code of Conduct, its Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. Meetings will normally be minuted and published publically on the website.




The role of the Advisors is to proactively drive the publication of the CSM NH Plan (WYG) and undertake the various consultations required (CCfS). Advice will also be given by TDBC and SCC Officers/Cllrs.

It is also anticipated that the panel will work with other PC NH Plan panels and others.




The Group may be terminated by CSM PC after due discussion with the Panel at any time if it appears to them to be in the best interests of CSM. If the inspection or referendum rejects the Plan, the PC reserve the right to terminate the appointment of the Panel or to make such other arrangements as the PC considers appropriate.


Panel membership:

Representing the Parish Council:

PCllrs. Ian Wright, Lynn Gates and Kym Reed


Charlie Cudlip and Emma Tucker



Jane Birch CCfS

Alex Bullock WYG


Parish Clerk

Steve Altria


CSM PC Approved 6 6 2016