The Leigh neighbourhood plan

The Leigh neighbourhood plan

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Next steps

The Leigh Parish Council are currently in the plan preparation phase of their neighbourhood plan. More detail can be found their website at: theleighpc.org.uk/document-category/ndp-minutes-and-notes.


Neighbourhood area designation: 31 August 2016

The Leigh Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 22 March 2016. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 24 June 2016. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 31 August 2016 resolved ‘That the designation of Neighbourhood Areas covering the Parishes of The Leigh be approved.


Ashchurch Rural neighbourhood plan

Ashchurch Rural neighbourhood plan

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Regulation 14

Ashchurch Rural have undertaken their draft plan (Regulation 14) consultation which closed at the beginning of 2018. They have completed the review of the comments received to the plan and have worked closely with Tewkesbury Borough Council to move the plan towards final submission, which they hope to submit to Tewkesbury Borough Council during 2019. More details can be found on their website at: ashchurchruralpc.org.uk/planning/neighbourhood-d-plan.


Neighbourhood area designated: 8 January 2014

Ashchurch Rural Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 16 September 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 25 October 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 8 January 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of neighbourhood plan areas covering Ashchurch Rural Parish be approved.’


Bishops Cleeve neighbourhood plan

Bishops Cleeve neighbourhood plan

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Next steps

Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council are currently in the plan preparation phase of their neighbourhood plan.


Neighbourhood area designated: 26 April 2017

 Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 1 March 2017. On the basis that the application was made on behalf of the Parish Council, as the relevant body, and was for the whole parish, it satisfied the provisions of Regulation 5A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended, and therefore a six week consultation period was not required. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 26 April 2017 resolved ‘That the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area covering the Parish of Bishop’s Cleeve be approved.


Churchdown and Innsworth neighbourhood plan

Churchdown and Innsworth neighbourhood plan

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Regulation 14

Churchdown and Innsworth have undertaken their draft plan (Regulation 14) consultation which closed at the end of 2018. They have completed the review of the comments received to the plan and are moving towards the final submission plan which they hope to submit to Tewkesbury Borough Council during 2019. More details can be found on their website at: churchdownandinnsworthplan.co.uk.


Neighbourhood area designation: 3 July 2013

The parishes of Churchdown and Innsworth applied to designate a joint neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 12 April 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 24 May 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 3 July 2013 resolved ‘That the designation of Neighbourhood Plan areas covering the Parishes of Churchdown and Innsworth be approved.


Stock Orchard and Tredington neighbourhood plan

Stock Orchard and Tredington neighbourhood plan

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Next steps

The parishes of Stoke Orchard and Tredington are currently in the plan preparation phase of their neighbourhood plan.


Neighbourhood area designation: 31 August 2016

The parishes of Stoke Orchard and Tredington applied to designate a joint neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 8 June 2016. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 5 August 2016. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 31 August 2016 resolved ‘That the designation of Neighbourhood Areas covering the Parishes of Stoke Orchard and Tredington (combined) be approved.


Northway neighbourhood plan

Northway neighbourhood plan

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Next steps

Northway Parish Council are currently in the plan preparation phase of their neighbourhood plan.


Neighbourhood area designation: 30 April 2014

Northway Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 10 March 2014. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 20 April 2014. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 30 April 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of Neighbourhood Plan areas coverin Northway Parish be approved.


Neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury

Neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury

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Made neighbourhood plans

There are currently 5 neighbourhood plans made in Tewkesbury Borough, which are now part of Tewkesbury’s Statutory Development Plan and used by Development Management Officer’s in making decisions on planning applications within the relevant designated neighbourhood area.

These are:



Neighbourhood area designations

The following neighbourhood areas have been recently designated:


Draft plan (Regulation 14) consultation

There are currently no plans undertaking Regulation 14 consultation.


Submission plan (Regulation 16) consultation

There are currently no plans undertaking Regulation 16 consultation.


Modifications to neighbourhood plans, post examination

There are currently no plans undertaking modifications to a neighbourhood plan.


Neighbourhood plans at referendum

Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum: 2 May 2019

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth Neighbourhood Plan is to be held on Thursday 2 May 2019. The question being asked in the Referendum is:

"Do you want Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The list of specified documents, published for the referendum, can be accessed following the links below. These are also available to view at the following locations:

  • Tewkesbury Borough Council, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5TT

    • Available: Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm

  • Saint Mary & Corpus Christs (Down Hatherley Church), Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire

    • Available: 9.30am to 5pm

  • Norton Garden Centre, Tewkesbury Road, Down Hatherley, Gloucester, GL2 9PU

    • Available: 9am to 5pm

  • For residents living in Norton:

    • Please contact the Norton Parish Council Chair, Eirwyn Jenkins on 01452 731743

The specified documents are as follows:

Further Information on any planned referendums and the results of recent referendums will be published on our voting and elections webpage.


Neighbourhood plan preparation

Neighbourhood plan preparation

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Preparing a neighbourhood plan

Once the neighbourhood area has been designated Tewkesbury Borough Council can meet with the parish or town council to discuss next steps, as required. This initial meeting is likely to cover:

  • An overview of the neighbourhood planning stages

  • Setting up a steering group

  • Community engagement

  • Timescales, budget setting and funding options

  • Support available from Tewkesbury Borough Council and others

  • Evidence requirements; and

  • Meeting the basic conditions, for example environmental assessment of a plan.

Typical activities in the preparation of a neighbourhood plan might include:

  • Gathering views from parish residents' and businesses' on how they want their local area to be planned, and relevant background information about their neighbourhood area. This information will form part of the evidence base required to support the plan.

  • Consulting residents and businesses in the neighbourhood area on drafts of the plan;

  • Producing evidence in support of the plan’s policies; and

  • Working with Tewkesbury Borough Council on environmental assessments of the plan.


What is Tewkesbury Borough Council’s role in neighbourhood planning?

Tewkesbury Borough Council has a duty to support and advise local communities wishing to engage in neighbourhood planning. National planning guidance states that:

A local planning authority should:

· be proactive in providing information to communities about neighbourhood planning.

· fulfil its duties and take decisions as soon as possible, and within statutory time periods ….

· set out a clear and transparent decision making timetable….

· constructively engage with the community throughout the process including when considering the recommendations of the independent examiner….’

Tewkesbury Borough Council will not be able to write your plan for you, but will help guide and support you through the process and review drafts of the plan as it emerges.


Regulation 14 – Pre-submission consultation and publicity of draft plan

The relevant body (parish or town council) are required to undertake a 6 week consultation prior to the neighbourhood plan being formally submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council for examination. This pre-submission version of the plan should be the preferred approach for the area and not contain options.

The relevant body will be responsible for bringing the plans consultation to the attention of people who live, work or run a business in the designated neighbourhood area.

If a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessment is required for the plan, this should also be consulted on at the same time.

The relevant body should consult any of the consultation bodies whose interests it considers may be affected by the draft plan. The consultation bodies are set out in Schedule 1 to the Regulations.

Tewkesbury Borough Council also advise that any bordering parish/town councils and/or local planning authorities be consulted. Consideration should also be given to the need to consult local businesses, local landowners and interest groups.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s, Planning Policy Team should also be consulted. We will review the plan in regards to environmental assessment requirements and other legislation, general conformity with the Tewkesbury Statutory Development Plan and national policy, as well as a more general review of the plan, to help ensure the plan is on track to meet the basic conditions.

At the end of the 6 week consultation the relevant body should consider all the comments received and make any necessary amendments to the plan. A consultation statement should detail all the community engagement undertaken in developing the plan and include the Regulation 14 consultation undertaken and summarise the comments received.


Regulation 16 - Submission of final plan

The final plan should be submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council’s, Planning Policy Team, who will undertake the Regulation 16 Submission of the Final Plan. This version of the plan will be submitted to an independent examiner, therefore it is important to ensure that the parish or town council preparing the plan are confident that it will meet the ‘basic conditions’.

It is highly recommended that you discuss the submission version of the plan with Tewkesbury Borough Council prior to formal submission. This will give the plan the best opportunity of success at the examination stage.

The submission (Regulations 15) documentation the relevant body (parish or town council) should submit to Tewkesbury Borough Council, should consist of:

  • A map showing the area in which the Neighbourhood Development Plan covers (i.e. the designated neighbourhood area)

  • The proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan

  • A consultation statement

  • A ‘basic conditions’ statement

  • Any accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA), where appropriate.

Tewkesbury Borough Council, upon receipt, will check to ensure all the regulations have been met. It is important to ensure the process has been followed, as the plan could be declined if it does not meet the required regulations.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s, Planning Policy Team will then:

  • Advertise and publish the plan for at least 6 weeks for representations

  • Following the conclusion of the 6 week consultation period, the Planning Policy Team will make a recommendation regarding the plans progress to the examination stage, with the final approval being given by the next available meeting of the Executive Committee; and as appropriate

  • Notify the consultation bodies the plan has been submitted for consultation (Regulation 16).


Examination and referendum

Tewkesbury Borough Council will organise and pay for the examination and referendum of the plan and working with the relevant body, appoint an examiner.

Following a successful examination, a neighbourhood plan should then be subject to referendum. All those eligible to vote in local elections in the defined neighbourhood area covered by the neighbourhood plan will get an opportunity to vote on the plan.

If more than 50% of the people who vote, are in favour of the plan being made (adopted) Tewkesbury Borough Council must formally make/adopt the plan. It will then be part of the Tewkesbury Borough Statutory Development Plan and as such used to help determine planning applications in the defined neighbourhood area.

There are only exceptional circumstances where Tewkesbury Borough Council may decide not to bring the plan into legal force, such as they disagree with the examiner regarding compatibility with European Union obligations and Human Rights conventions.


Neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury

To find details on neighbourhood plans made in Tewkesbury Borough; current consultations on neighbourhood plans; and communities engaged in the process and what stage they are at, go to our neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury webpage.

Visit our how to get involved in neighbourhood planning to read more about:

  • What to do if you want to embark on a neighbourhood plan

  • How to apply for a neighbourhood area designation

  • Funding for neighbourhood planning groups

  • Useful information


How to get involved in neighbourhood planning

How to get involved in neighbourhood planning

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What to do if you want to embark on a neighbourhood plan

In the first instance, please contact us to discuss your proposals. You can email: neighbourhoodplanning@tewkesbury.gov.uk or telephone: 01684 272151. Tewkesbury Borough Council will discuss your ideas for doing a neighbourhood plan to establish if a plan is suitable for your community. We will outline some initial aspects to help you consider whether to proceed.

Once the parish or town council have considered all the relevant factors on whether to undertake a neighbourhood plan or not, they must apply to Tewkesbury Borough Council to 'designate' a neighbourhood area, if they wish to proceed. The neighbourhood area usually follows the town or parish boundary. The designation makes the parish or town council seeking to do a neighbourhood plan the official ‘Relevant Body’ in accordance with the Localism Act, to formally develop a plan.

We are committed to publishing all applications received in our local planning authority area, in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Part 2, Regulation 6 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).


How to apply for a neighbourhood area

Please read the accompanying guidance note before completing the online form. This will ensure your application accords with Section 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). If you experience any issues with the online form please email: neighbourhoodplanning@tewkesbury.gov.uk or download and complete a word version of the form:


What happens next?

Once submitted Tewkesbury Borough Council will review the form, make the necessary arrangements to designate the neighbourhood area and where necessary, arranging and undertaking a consultation on the proposed area (if more than one parish is seeking to work together for example). We will also publish the outcome on the councils neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury webpage and in the community, working with the parish or town council.

Once you have applied for your neighbourhood area designation, you may find our neighbourhood planning preparation webpage of interest. It sets out details about:

  • Preparing a neighbourhood plan

  • What Tewkesbury Borough Council’s role is in neighbourhood planning

  • Regulation 14 – Pre-submission consultation and publicity of draft plan

  • Regulation 16 - Submission of final plan

  • Examination and referendum


Funding for neighbourhood planning

The Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG) increased the level of funding available to all groups from £8,000 to £9,000 from 1st April 2016. This additional funding can be used by groups to fund the completion of their Neighbourhood Plans. DHCLG hope that some groups will use this funding to obtain more information for their evidence base, but this is not mandatory.

All groups writing a Neighbourhood Development Plan or Neighbourhood Development Order are eligible to apply for up to the £9,000 grant. Groups facing a range of complex issues are able to apply for further support from the programme.

Further support comes in two forms:

1. A further grant of up to £8,000 is available to groups meeting certain criteria.

2. Technical support provided by AECOM. There are a range of technical support packages that groups are able to apply for as and when they become needed.

If your group received £8,000 in funding, before the 1st April 2016, and you are still working on your plan, you may apply for further funding up to the maximum of £9,000 (or £15,000 for complex groups). More information is available from the neighbourhood planning locality website.


Useful information

There are many communities across England that have completed the neighbourhood planning process and have made neighbourhood plans, including communities in Tewkesbury Borough, which can be viewed on the neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury webpage. You may be interested to review these and draw on other examples of best practice, such as Herefordshire and Cornwall.

Some sources of further reading include:


Neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury

To find details on neighbourhood plans made in Tewkesbury Borough; current consultations on neighbourhood plans; and communities engaged in the process and what stage they are at, go to our neighbourhood planning in Tewkesbury webpage.


Deerhurst neighbourhood plan

Deerhurst neighbourhood plan

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Neighbourhood area designation: 6 February 2019

Deerhurst Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 7 December 2018. On the basis that the application was made on behalf of the Parish Council, as the relevant body, and was for the whole parish, it satisfied the provisions of Regulation 5A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended, and therefore a six week consultation period was not required. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 6 February 2019 resolved ‘That a neighbourhood area covering the Parish of Deerhurst be approved for designation.


Neighbourhood area application: 7 December 2018

Deerhurst Parish Council have submitted an application to designate a neighbourhood area (pdf, 96 KB) for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan.

As the application is for the whole parish the provisions of Regulation 5A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended, apply and a consultation on the application is therefore not necessary.

As the competency to make a formal resolution, under Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to designate a neighbourhood area has been delegated to the Executive Committee of Tewkesbury Borough Council the application will be formally considered at the next meeting on the 6 February 2019.


Alderton neighbourhood plan

Alderton neighbourhood plan

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Making the plan: 24 July 2018

At it's Full Council meeting on the 24 July 2018, Tewkesbury Borough Council brought the Neighbourhood Plan into legal force, under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

The Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for the Borough of Tewkesbury.


Referendum: 21 June 2018

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Alderton Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 21 June 2018. The question asked in the Referendum was:

"Do you want Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Alderton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The list of specified document, published for the referendum, including the poll results, can be accessed following the links below:


Examination: 16 March 2018

Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 30 October 2017 the plan was subject to Independent Examination. The independent neighbourhood plan examiner, Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD published her final report on the 16 March 2018.


Regulation 18 decision statement

Following the examination of a neighbourhood plan the Council is required to consider each of the examiner’s recommendations and decide what action to take in response to them. The Council must also come to a formal view of whether the draft plan meets legal requirements including the Basic Conditions set out in legislation. This set out in the Alderton NDP regulation 18 decision statement (pdf, 638 KB).


Consultation: 30 October 2017

Between 18 September to 30 October 2017 the plan was consulted on, in accordance with Regulation 16, as a 'plan proposal'. A report summarising the consultation responses is below.


Submission: 15 August 2017

The Alderton Neighbourhood Development Plan was submitted, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to Tewkesbury Borough Council following formal approval by the Parish Council at its meeting on 15 August 2017.


Neighbourhood area designation: 8 January 2014

Alderton Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 28 October 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 9 December 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 8 January 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of neighbourhood plan areas covering Alderton Parish be approved.


Down Hatherley Norton and Twigworth

Down Hatherley Norton and Twigworth neighbourhood plan

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Referendum: 2 May 2019

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth Neighbourhood Plan is to be held on Thursday 2 May 2019. The question being asked in the Referendum is:

"Do you want Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The list of specified documents, published for the referendum, can be accessed following the links below. These are also available to view at the following locations:

  • Tewkesbury Borough Council, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5TT

    • Available: Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm

  • Saint Mary & Corpus Christs (Down Hatherley Church), Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire

    • Available: 9.30am to 5pm

  • Norton Garden Centre, Tewkesbury Road, Down Hatherley, Gloucester, GL2 9PU

    • Available: 9am to 5pm

  • For residents living in Norton:

    • Please contact the Norton Parish Council Chair, Eirwyn Jenkins on 01452 731743

The specified documents are as follows:


Next steps

Following the examination, and subject to the examiner's report and the Borough Council's legal checks, there will be a referendum held locally to decide whether to accept the Neighbourhood Development Plan. If successful at local referendum, the Neighbourhood Development Plan will then be put forward to Full Council for formal adoption to become part of the Council's Local Development Plan.


Regulation 18 decision statement : January 2019

Following the examination of a neighbourhood plan the council is required to consider each of the examiner’s recommendations and decide what action to take in response to them. The council must also come to a formal view of whether the draft plan meets legal requirements including the Basic Conditions set out in legislation. This is set out in a decision statement. Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth's Decision Statement is below:


Examiner’s report: September 2018

The Borough Council appointed Mr Robert Bryan (BA Hons, Dip TP, MRTPI) to undertake the examination of the Down Hatherley, Norton & Twigworth Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The examination is now completed and the examiner’s final report published. The report recommends that, subject to certain modifications, the neighbourhood plan can proceed to a referendum.



Consultation: 23 April 2018

A consultation, under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 ran from 9 March 2018 until 23 April 2018. A report summarising the consultation responses plus the neighbourhood plan documents are below.


Submission: 02 February 2018

Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth Parish Councils submitted a joint Neighbourhood Development Plan, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to Tewkesbury Borough Council on the 2nd February 2018.


Neighbourhood area designation: 4 September 2013

The parishes of Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth applied to designate a joint neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 17 June 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 26 July 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 4 September 2013 resolved ‘That the designation of a neighbourhood plan area covering Down Hatherley, Norton and Twigworth Parishes be APPROVED.


Gotherington neighbourhood plan

Gotherington neighbourhood plan

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Making the plan: 19 September 2017

Following the Independent Examination and Referendum, Tewkesbury Borough Council brought the Gotherington Neighbourhood Plan into legal force, under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the 19th September 2017.

The Gotherington Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for the Borough of Tewkesbury.


Referendum: 20 July 2017

At Referendum, on Thursday 20 July 2017, the Gotherington Neighbourhood Development Plan secured the majority required of those voting for Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area, with a 63.20% turnout and 93.10% voting yes.


Examination: 6 April 2017

Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 21 October 2016 the Gotherington Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to Independent Examination. The report of independent neighbourhood plan examiner, Ms Liz Beth, was received on Thursday 6 April 2017.


Consultation: 21 October 2016

Between 12 September to 21 October 2016 the plan was consulted on, in accordance with Regulation 16, as a 'plan proposal'. A report summarising the consultation responses is below.


Submission: 26 July 2016

Gotherington Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to Tewkesbury Borough Council on the 26 July 2016.


Neighbourhood area designation: 3 September 2014

Gotherington Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 11 July 2014. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 22 August 2014. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 3 September 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area covering Gotherington Parish be approved.


Highnam neighbourhood plan

Highnam neighbourhood plan

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Highnam NDP Review February 2019

On the 20 February 2019 Highnam Parish Council notified Tewkesbury Borough Council that they want to review their Made NDP. Tewkesbury Borough Council acknowledged the request on the 21 February 2019.

The parish council are now in the early stages of this review process. Tewkesbury Borough Council will be supporting and advising them through the key stages, as necessary.

Making the plan: 24 January 2017

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 at a meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

The Highnam Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Tewkesbury Borough Council.


Referendum: 20 July 2017

At Referendum, on Thursday 24 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.


Examination: 3 June 2016

Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 29 January 2016 the Highnam Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to independent examination in accordance with Regulation 17. Mr. Nigel McGurk was appointed as the independent examiner. The examination concluded on the 3 June 2016 with the submission of the examiner's report.


Consultation: 29 January 2016

Between 11 December 2015 to 29 January 2016 the plan was consulted on, in accordance with Regulation 16, as a 'plan proposal'.


Submission: 1 June 2015

Highnam Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to Tewkesbury Borough Council on the 1 June 2015.


Neighbourhood area designation: 8 January 2014

Highnam Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 31 October 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 12 December 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 8 January 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of neighbourhood plan areas covering Highnam Parish be approved.’


Twyning neighbourhood plan

Twyning neighbourhood plan

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Making the plan: 17 April 2018

At it's Full Council meeting on the 17 April 2018, Tewkesbury Borough Council brought the Neighbourhood Plan into legal force, under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for the Borough of Tewkesbury.


Referendum: 1 March 2018

At Referendum on Thursday 1 March 2018 the Twyning Neighbourhood Development Plan secured the majority required of those voting for Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area, with a 48.06% turnout and 95.90% voting yes.


Examination: 16 November 2017

Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 4 August 2017 the Twyning Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to independent examination. The report of the independent examiner of the Twyning Neighbourhood Development Plan, Ms Liz Beth, was received on Thursday 16 November 2017.


Consultation: 4 August 2017

Between 26 June until the 4 August 2017 the Plan was consulted on, in accordance with Regulation 16, as a 'plan proposal'. A report summarising the consultation responses received can be viewed below.


Submission: 20 June 2017

Twyning Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to Tewkesbury Borough Council on the 20 June 2017.


Neighbourhood area designation: 8 January 2014

Twyning Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 25 October 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 6 December 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 8 January 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of neighbourhood plan areas covering Twyning Parish be approved.


Winchcombe and Sudeley neighbourhood plan

Winchcombe and Sudeley neighbourhood plan

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Making the plan: 24 January 2017

Following an Independent Examination and Referendum, Tewkesbury Borough Council resolved to bring the Winchcombe and Sudeley Neighbourhood Plan into legal force under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 at a meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

The Winchcombe and Sudeley Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Tewkesbury Borough Council.


Referendum: 24 November 2016

At Referendum, on Thursday 24 November 2016, the Winchcombe and Sudeley 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 22.49% turnout and 87.02% voting yes.


Examination: 20 May 2016

Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 22nd January 2016 the Winchcombe and Sudeley Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to independent examination in accordance with Regulation 17. Mr. Nigel McGurk was appointed as the independent examiner. The examination concluded on the 20 May 2016 with the submission of the Examiner's Report


Consultation: 22 January 2016

Between 4 December 2015 to 22 January 2016 the plan was consulted on, in accordance with Regulation 16, as a 'plan proposal'.


Submission: 4 November 2015

Winchcombe Town Council and Sudeley Parish Meeting submitted a joint Neighbourhood Development Plan, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, to Tewkesbury Borough Council on the 4 November 2015.


Neighbourhood area designation: 3 July 2013

The parishes of Winchcombe and Sudeley applied to designate a joint neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 29 April 2013. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 7 June 2013. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 3 July 2013 resolved ‘That the designation of Neighbourhood Plan areas covering the Parishes of Winchcombe and Sudeley be approved.