Examination of Neighbourhood Plan

The Examiner has produced his final report on the Formby and Little Altcar Neighbourhood Development Plan and has reported:

“From my examination of the Formby & Little Altcar Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan) and its supporting documentation, including the representations made, I have concluded that, subject to the policy modifications set out in this report, the Plan meets the Basic Conditions.


I have also concluded that:


  • the Plan has been prepared and submitted for examination by a qualifying body – Formby and Little Altcar Parish Councils;
  • the Plan has been prepared for an area properly designated – the Formby Neighbourhood Plan Area;
  • the Plan specifies the period to which it is to take effect – 2012 to 2030; and
  • the policies relate to the development and use of land for a designated neighbourhood area.


I recommend that the Plan, once modified, proceeds to Referendum on the basis that it has met all the relevant legal requirements.


I have considered whether the referendum area should extend beyond the designated area to which the Plan relates and have concluded that it should not.”