The Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan Logo

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Examination
  3. The Referendum
  4. Documents

Last Updated: 30th November 2017


1. Introduction

The Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan area comprises the whole parish of Whitchurch in the Bath & North East Somerset Council authority area (B&NES). On 3rd November 2014, B&NES Council approved that the Whitchurch Neighbourhood Area be designated in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Whitchurch Village Council submitted the draft Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan, and supporting documents, to B&NES Council on 27th April 2017. Following Examination the plan was recommended to proceed to referendum which was held on Thursday 16th November 2016.

Whithchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan has passed the referendum and will now be brought into legal force (‘made’) to become part of the development plan.

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2. The Examination

Following the Regulation 16 consultation the Draft Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for Independent Examination along with the comments received during the consultation.

The Examiner’s report was received on 28th September 2017 and concluded that subject to making the modifications recommended in the report, that the draft Plan meets the Basic Conditions and should proceed to referendum. The Examiner also recommended that the area for the referendum should not extend beyond the Neighbourhood Area to which the plan relates:

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3. The Referendum

Village Neighborhood Development Plan was held on Thursday 16th November 2017. The result of the vote was in favour of the Plan, with the majority of those voting casting ballots 96.5% in favour of the plan. The turnout was 38.52%.

The full results can be viewed in the Declaration of Result

Whithchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan has passed the referendum and will now be brought into legal force (‘made’) to become part of the development plan. In line with the Neighbourhood Plan now carries full weight in the determination of planning applications

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4. Documents

Associated documents:

In addition to this website you can view a hard copy of the Neighbourhood Plan proposal and supporting documents, at the following locations:

  • Bath Central Library, 19-23 The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 5AN
  • One Stop Shop, Manvers St, Bath, BA1 1JG
  • Whitchurch Parish Council Offices, Community Centre Office, Bristol Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0PT
  • Sleep Lane Dental Practice, Sleep Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0QN

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