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.’