Consultation Document for the Proposed Burwood Park Neighbourhood Area and Forum

Consultation Information and Questionnaire

About the Proposal

The Council has received an application to designate a neighbourhood area and forum for the Burwood Park Estate. This is for the purposes of preparing a neighbourhood development plan. This application is part of a formal process which requires Elmbridge Borough Council to authorise both the area the plan will cover and the community group leading the process. This document informs you about the application submitted and how to submit your comments.

If approved by the Council, the community group submitting the application (the Burwood Park Forum) will become the authorised body to prepare the plan for the proposed neighbourhood area. Elmbridge Borough Council has a legal duty to provide support and advice to designated Neighbourhood Forums preparing a plan.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of plan introduced by the Localism Act 2011. It enables communities to prepare a plan for their area. It is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area. Neighbourhood development plans are led by authorised community organisations (a Neighbourhood Forum). In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012,  community groups intending to take up neighbourhood planning will first need to apply to the Council for neighbourhood area and forum designation.

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, the Council is inviting comments on the proposed Neighbourhood Area and Forum. The consultation period runs from 14 March to 2 May 2016.

 Proposed Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum

The proposed Burwood Park Neighbourhood Area covers the Burwood Park private estate. It is located within Hersham South Ward.

The Burwood Park Neighbourhood Forum has been established with more than 21 people with its primary purpose (as stated in the application) to promote the social, economic and environmental well being of the area. Supporting information provided includes a written constitution and a statement explaining why the area has been proposed for designation. There is also a copy of an e-mail and letter that was sent to all residents within the proposed neighbouring area inviting them to join the Forum. The application is dated February 2016 and has been initiated by Burwood Park Residents Limited.

Nick Kirk is the named contact for the purpose of this application and he can be contacted c/o managingagent@burwoodpark.co.uk or c/o Managing Agent, GCS Estate Management Ltd, Springfield House, 23 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9LZ

Please read the full Burwood Park Neighbourhood Area and Forum application before answering the consultation questions below.

 

Proposed Neighbourhood Area Boundary - Burwood Park

The Proposed Neighbourhood Map is also available to view as a separate PDF

Burwood Park neighbourhood area

Submitting Comments

Comments must relate to the proposed Burwood Park Neighbourhood Area and the Forum (Burwood Park Forum). You should consider and comment on for example:

  • Whether the Neighbourhood Area proposed is appropriate (see map of proposed area)
  • Whether the proposed Neighbourhood Forum has secured or taken reasonable steps to secure membership which is representative of the local community.

 

1.

Do you think the proposed boundary is appropriate for designation as a neighbourhood area?

 

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Yes
No
No answer

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2.

Is the proposed Forum (Burwood Park Forum) appropriate and representative of the local community? The application includes a written constitution setting out the purposes of the Forum, membership and governance arrangements.

 

Option Results Count
Yes
No
No answer

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The Council's Cabinet will consider and decide whether to formally designate the Burwood Park Neighbourhood Area and Burwood Park Forum. Would you like to be informed about the designation decision?

Option Results Count
Yes
No
Not Stated

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