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Woodmansey neighbourhood plan

Details progress made on the Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan and how to get involved. 

Has a Neighbourhood Development Plan been prepared for Woodmansey?

No, but Woodmansey Parish Council have expressed a desire to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan and an area within the parish has been designated by the council as a neighbourhood area.

How can I get involved with the Woodmansey Neighbourhood Development Plan?

Woodmansey Parish Council will lead the preparation of their Neighbourhood Development Plan with support from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. If you are interested in being involved you should contact the parish council in the first instance. A website has been established for the Plan and it provides details of meetings, studies and progress on the Plan's preparation.

Woodmansey Neighbourhood Development Plan website (external website)

Woodmansey Parish Council website (external website)

Will the Woodmansey Neighbourhood Development Plan look to allocate sites for development?

The exact scope of the Woodmansey Village Neighbourhood Development Plan has yet to be finalised though the parish council have expressed a wish to consider allocating sites for development.

When was the Woodmansey neighbourhood area designated?

The Woodmansey neighbourhood area was formally designated at the council meeting of 20 November 2013. This followed a recommendation by cabinet on 22 October 2013 after a period of public consultation.

Cabinet report - Woodmansey Neighbourhood Area application (pdf 4.2mb opens in new window)

A map identifying the Woodmansey neighbourhood area can be viewed following the link below.

Woodmansey Neighbourhood Area map - as designated (pdf 2.34mb opens in new window)

A paper copy of the map is available to view at County Hall Beverley, Beverley Customer Service Centre and Beverley Library.

Was there any consultation on the Woodmansey neighbourhood area application?

Yes. A 6 week consultation on the proposed Woodmansey neighbourhood area was held between 8 July and 23 August 2013 so that people living, working and carrying out business in Woodmansey could let us know their views on the proposed area. The majority of respondents were supportive of designating the proposed boundary as a neighbourhood area. The comments received to the consultation can be found in Appendix B of the Cabinet report, available to download above.

How will the Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan consider the environment?

The Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan will consider its effect on the environment through a Strategic Environmental Assessment. Effects on the environment could include impacts on the natural, built or historic environment (e.g. protected grasslands or Listed Buildings) or impacts on important wildlife sites.

An Independent Examiner appointed to test the final Neighbourhood Plan will check whether the Neighbourhood Plan has considered its effects on the environment. This means it is important for a Strategic Environmental Assessment to be completed.

What is Strategic Environmental Assessment?

Strategic Environmental Assessment comprises a series of stages which require an Environmental Report to be prepared for any Neighbourhood Plan where it is likely to have significant environmental effects. 

The first stage is to determine whether the emerging Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan will have significant environmental effects. This assessment is called a Screening Opinion. The Screening Opinion for the emerging Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan was completed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 28 August 2015.

The Screening Opinion concludes that proposals in the emerging Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan could have significant environmental effects. This is due to the identification of land use allocations (for new housing and employment development in the village) and the impacts of the Plan on the historic environment.

A copy of the Screening Report is available to view below:

Final SEA Screening Opinion - Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

It is also  available for public inspection at: 

County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA 

For opening hours please call (01482) 393939.

What is the next stage of Strategic Environmental Assessment?

An Environmental Report will need to be prepared to evaluate the effects of the Woodmansey Neighbourhood Plan and consider any reasonable alternatives. This would be considered by an Independent Examiner alongside the final Neighbourhood Plan.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 January 2017