What is Regulation 14 consultation?

Regulation 14 consultation is a formal consultation process required once a draft Neighbourhood Plan has been created, to allow "stakeholders" (residents, landowners, business owners, local workers, local authorities and other agencies) to comment. The representations received are then assessed by the Neighbourhood Plan team, who modify the draft where appropriate before submitting the Neighbourhood Plan to the Local Authority. A 6-week period is required for this consultation.

When is it happening?

For the Sutton Poyntz Neighbourhood Plan, the Regulation 14 consultation period will last from 8th November 2018 to 24th December 2018.

What documents should I look at?

All the documents that have been produced by the Sutton Poyntz Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group can be found on the Documents page and/or the Meetings page of this website. For this consultation the key document is

Other important documents are:

  • Newsletter 6, announcing the consultation. Please note - the printed Newsletters contain an incorrect email address. Responses should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  • A response form;
  • The Place Appraisal, which is an appreciation of the character and qualities of Sutton Poyntz, providing a reference point for the Neighbourhood Plan policies;
  • Three preofessional reports commissioned by the Steering Group, on Local Green Spaces, Key Views, and Heritage.

How can I respond?

Use the response form issued with the Newsletter, or write or email your comments in whatever form you choose. Submit your response:

  • By hand or by post to Sutton Poyntz Neighbourhood Plan, c/o 2 The Puddledocks, Puddledock Lane, Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6LZ;
  • By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  • By means of the Consultation Form on this website.

As this is a formal statutory consultation, we are advised that anonymous responses may be challenged. All representations will be published at the end of the consultation, but with personal information hidden.

The legal basis under which we hold personal information (names addresses and emails) is that this is a Public Task. We will hold the data securelyand will not share it with any third party. Personal information will be deleted three months after the Neighbourhood Plan is "made" (i.e. approved), rejected, or withdrawn.