Longhope neighbourhood plan

Longhope was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 19 September 2013. For more details please:

Application documents

Longhope Neighbourhood Development Plan

Longhope crest

Longhope Parish Council has prepared and submitted to Forest of Dean District Council a neighbourhood development plan proposal. 'The plan sets out a range of policies to help secure the parish vision. The polices will guide future development with the aim of securing innovative, high quality schemes that are in harmony with the surroundings and enhance the local area.' For more details please:

Publication of the Longhope Neighbourhood Development Plan

Longhope Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Development Plan to the Council on 29th March 2017.

The Longhope Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents were available for comment during the statutory consultation period which ran for six weeks between 19 April 2017 and 31 May 2017.

Submission to Independent Examiner

The Longhope Neighbourhood Development Plan and representations received during the publication consultation were submitted to Mr Andrew Ashcroft the person appointed to carry out the examination of the Longhope Neighbourhood Development Plan on 28th June 2017.

Clarification note
The examiner carried out an unaccompanied site visit to the Neighbourhood plan area, following this and his initial reading of the plan and representations forwarded a clarification note. This note sets out the examiners initial comments on the submitted plan. It also sets out areas where it would be helpful to have some further clarification.

Longhope Neighbourhood Plan clarification note

Response to clarification note

Longhope Parish Council response to clarification note

Forest of Dean District Council response to clarification note

Longhope Parish Council response to clarification note re Policy E1d

Examiner's Report

Examiners Report 31st August 2017

Note to Longhope Parish Council

Longhope neighbourhood plan supporting documents

A neighbourhood plan examination is very different to a local plan examination and the examiner will only test to make sure that the plan meets the basic conditions and other relevant legal requirements. Unlike other Local Plan documents, the soundness and other material considerations of the plan will not be tested.

Further information on the Longhope Neighbourhood Development plan

  • For further information on the Longhope Neighbourhood Development Plan visit the Longhope Parish Council website 
  • For questions about the content of the documents contact Bill Reay: call 01452 830633 or email billreay@ymail.com
  • For questions about the consultation or the NDP process contact the Local Plan team: call 01594 812325 or email ldf@fdean.gov.uk
  • The plan can be viewed at the Forest of Dean Council Offices at Coleford and Mitcheldean Library during normal opening hours.
  • Copies may also be available at the following locations: Latchen Room, Central Stores and The Forest Bakehouse, Longhope.


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