Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Development Plan
Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Development Plan progress
- 2014: Application made to designate a Neighbourhood Forum. This application was publicised for six weeks up to 5 March 2014. Comments were taken into account, and the boundary area amended to include the Crimean War Gardens on Summer Hill Terrace.
- Jewellery Quarter Development Trust Neighbourhood Planning Forum (JQDTNPF) formally designated by the council.
- 2015: The JQDTNPF preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan document.
- 2019: Jewellery Quarter Development Trust Neighbourhood Planning Forum (JQDTNPF) designation expired on April 2019. The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) have made an application to redesignate the neighbourhood forum and neighbourhood area.
- October 2019: Jewellery Quarter Development Trust Neighbourhood Planning Forum (JQDTNPF) and associated neighbourhood planning area formally designated.
- July 2020 to September 2020: Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan pre-submission consultation
The Neighbourhood Forum carried out their pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14) between 24 July to 25 September 2020.
Following the pre-submission consultation, the plan will be finalised and submitted to the Local Planning Authority who will conduct their own consultation (Regulation 16).
Strategic environmental assessment and habitat regulation assessment screening
In August 2016, an assessment was conducted by the City Council to examine the likely environmental impacts of the draft Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan policies in line with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (2004). Consultation has also been undertaken with the Statutory Bodies (Historic England, Natural England and the Environment Agency) as specified in the Regulations and an Environmental Report was prepared in November 2016.
Since then, a draft plan was produced and a pre-submission consultation was undertaken between July and September 2020. The JQDTNPF asked the City Council to provide an update to the SEA Screening Opinion (re-screening) with respect to the pre-submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan for the Jewellery Quarter. An assessment has been carried out and this has been consulted with the Statutory bodies as specified in the Regulations.
On the basis of the assessment and consultation responses, it is concluded that the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental impacts and therefore an SEA is not required.
In May 2021, a Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan Habitat Regulation Assessment Screening Determination was undertaken to check if the emerging draft Neighbourhood Plan required a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA).
The conclusion of the HRA Screening process is that none of the proposed policies within the draft Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan have potential to lead to a likely significant effect on a European Site.
Natural England were consulted on this HRA screening assessment.
Alternatively, copies of the SEA and HRA determination can be viewed at the offices of Birmingham City Council at:
1 Lancaster Circus Queensway
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