Down Hatherley Norton and Twigworth

Down Hatherley Norton and Twigworth neighbourhood plan

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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.