In 2017 the Marton Moss community decided to develop their own neighbourhood plan. Information on how this came about.
The Marton Moss Neighbourhood Forum submitted their Regulation 16 Submission Draft Marton Moss Neighbourhood Plan which was consulted upon from 17 October to 28 November 2022. An independent examiner was appointed and the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan took place during February/March 2023 under Regulation 17. Further information on the previous plan stages can be found here.
The Examiner concluded in his report that subject to the recommended modifications being made to the neighbourhood Plan, the Marton Moss Neighbourhood plan satisfies the Basic Conditions and that the Plan should proceed to referendum (see below for further information).
Examiner's report - March 2023
The council has now received the examiner's report which can be viewed below:
Report on the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Plan 2020 - 2030 [PDF 0.5MB]
Decision to proceed to referendum - June 2023
The examiner included in his report that subject to the recommended modifications being made to the neighbourhood plan, the Marton Moss Neighbourhood plan satisfies the basic conditions and that the plan should proceed to referendum.
The recommended modifications have now been made to the neighbourhood plan, a link to which can be found below.
Details of the referendum relating to the adoption of the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Plan will be published in due course.
The results of the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Planning referendum of the neighbourhood plan will be published. The neighbourhood plan will come into force as part of the statutory development plan once it has been approved at referendum. If approved, the council must 'make' the plan as reasonably practicable after the referendum is held.
Referendum - 5 October 2023
A referendum relating to the adoption of the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 5 October 2023.
The question that will be asked in the referendum is:
"Do you want Blackpool Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Marton Moss to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
Further information can be found in the Referendum information statement