Beeches, Booths and Barr (3Bs) Neighbourhood Plan
- December 2020 to February 2021: The council undertake statutory public consultation on the final Neighbourhood Plan.
- December 2020: 3Bs Neighbourhood Forum submitted the final plan and supporting documents to the Council meeting all requirements for consultation to start.
- December 2019 to February 2020: 3Bs Neighbourhood Forum undertake pre-submission consultation.
- January 2017: 3Bs Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area formally designated by Council.
- September 2016: 3Bs Neighbourhood Forum submitted application to Council seeking designation of 3Bs Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum.
The 3Bs Neighbourhood Forum has submitted their final plan to Birmingham City Council.
In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, 2012, the council is now publicising the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents for eight weeks from Friday 18 December 2020 to midnight on Friday 12 February 2021.
The submitted Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying documents can be found as follows:
- 3Bs Neighbourhood Plan
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Consultation Statement
- 3Bs Local Centres Neighbourhood Planning Design Support
- 3Bs Landscape Analysis
- 3Bs SuDS Guidelines
All consultation responses received will form part of the materials shared with an independent examiner who will assess the Neighbourhood Plan.
Following the publicity period, an independent examiner will be appointed to consider the neighbourhood plan and any comments received during the consultation.
The examiner will decide if the plan and its policies meet the basic conditions that all neighbourhood plans must comply with and whether the plan should proceed to a local referendum.
If the examiner recommends the 3Bs Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum, and the council is satisfied with the recommendations, the council will hold a referendum.
The referendum would pose the question to those eligible to vote in local elections and who are residents within the 3Bs designated Neighbourhood Area. Would they want Birmingham City Council to use the 3Bs Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the designated Neighbourhood Area.
Strategic Environmental Assessment
The council has undertaken a screening opinion for a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEA) and determined the final Neighbourhood Plan does not require a SEA.
The Neighbourhood Forum undertook their pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14) from 16 December to 7 February. The plan has been finalised and submitted to the council.
Designation of the 3Bs Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum
A community group in Perry Barr, known as the 3Bs (Beeches, Booths and Barr) Neighbourhood Planning Forum, wish to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the majority of Perry Barr Ward. The Neighbourhood Area to which the Neighbourhood Plan will relate has been designated by the council (23 January 2017), alongside the 3Bs Neighbourhood Forum, who are the body responsible for preparing the document.
Neighbourhood Plans are community-led plans for guiding the future development and regeneration of an area, which are prepared by designated Neighbourhood Forums. They can deal with a range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment and transport) and need to be prepared in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.
The process for preparing a Neighbourhood Plan consists of a number of key stages, the first of which is the designation of the Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum.
Want to get involved?
If you wish to get involved with the 3Bs Neighbourhood Plan, please email Councillor Hunt at email@example.com