It seems that the best way of getting a Neighbourhood Plan in place will be to manage it as a ‘project’ – a one-off job to be done, with a distinct beginning, middle and end.
The current Neighbourhood Planning Group have prepared an outline Project Plan.
There will be stages we will have to go through, and within each stage, tasks that will have to be completed before the next thing can be done. Each stage will need an end with a recognisable ‘milestone’. Timing is also going to be important if the Neighbourhood Plan Project is to be completed in good time to tie in with the revisions to the Borough Council’s review of their Local Plan.
It was decided there would have to be a Project Plan mapping out the stages, with approximate dates, and the tasks within each stage. The Project Plan will be reviewed regularly and altered according to what has been done and new information emerging – therefore it can be regarded as a DRAFT Project Plan.
The Project Plan from April 2017 to date can be seen here – Project Plan Heacham NP – Apr 2021
We have also put together some very rough Terms of Reference for those working on the project so we have a common understanding of what we are doing. It’s just a working document for the benefit of the Neighbourhood Planning Group.
View the Heacham Parish Council Terms of Reference for Neighbourhood Planning Group here.
As we begin each stage we will break down the tasks that need to be done and show you the progress that has been made.