Following a sucessful outcome at the referendum on 16th March 2017 the Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on 26th April 2017. The Plan will be used to inform future planning decisions within the neighbourhood area.
Since September 2016 the Neighbourhood Plan has been through its examination process where an independent Examiner was appointed by Wychavon District Council to assess whether the plan meets the relevant legislation. The Examiner’s report concluded that the subject to minor modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and should proceed to referendum. Following this the Plan was then approved by Wychavon Planning Committee and the Executive Board in January 2017 and decided that a referendum will be held on Thursday 16th March 2017.
All the documents for the Neighbourhood Plan can be seen here
The referendum was open to all individuals on the electoral register within the defined neighbourhood area. These individuals voted on the question:
‘’Do you want Wychavon District Council to use the Drakes Broughton and Wadborough with Pirton Neighbourhood Plan to help decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?’’
A significant majority (93%)of those who cast a vote (turnout 25%) were in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan. It will now form part of the development framework and be used alongside the South Worcestershire Development Plan and other material considerations in determining planning applications in the neighbourhood area.The Neighbourhood Plan has taken around 3 years to complete and is only the second plan to have been adopted in Worcestershire.
With the succesful referendum result the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has now been disbanded and the plan will be maintained by the Parish Council.
The following documents were produced during the production of the Neighbourhood Plan
Minutes of the steering group meetings and other documents are on this page
Following a sucessful outcome at the referendum on 16th March 2017 The Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on 26th April 2017. The Plan will be used to inform future planning decisions within the Neighbourhood area
Has been put together by a sub committee of the Parish Council : The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group made up of volunteers who consulted with the local community.
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To the many people who have contributed to the development and preparation of the plan .
Format of Working Groups
Community event at school
Review Feedback from event
Produce/Agree detailed work programme
National & Local Policy Assessment
Prepare preferred option draft plan
Preferred option consultation
Revise Draft Plan
Start Formal Public Consultation
Formal Consultation closure
Public Responses Reviewed
Draft Plan Revised
Revised Plan Approved - Parish Council
Submit plan to Wychavon District Council
Wychavon District Council Consultation on submitted draft plan
Approved for Referendum
Referendum & Plan adoption