Highnam Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), to Tewkesbury Borough Council on the 1st June 2015.
From the 11th December 2015 to the 29th January 2016 the plan was consulted on, in accordance with Regulation 16, as a 'Plan Proposal'.
Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 29th January 2016 the Highnam Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to Independent Examination in accordance with Regulation 17.
Independent examiner's report
Mr. Nigel McGurk was appointed as the Independent Examiner of the Highnam Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Examination concluded on the 3rd June 2016 with the submission of the Examiner's Report.
At Referendum, on Thursday 24th November 2016, the Highnam Neighbourhood Development Plan secured the majority of those voting for Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area. With a 41.89% turnout and 96.19% voting yes.
Making the plan
Following an Independent Examination and Referendum, Tewkesbury Borough Council resolved to bring the Highnam Neighbourhood Plan into legal force under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) at a meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 24th January 2017.
The Highnam Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Tewkesbury Borough Council.