Westbury Neighbourhood Plan submission consultation

Closes 21 Mar 2024

Opened 8 Feb 2024

Overview

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We want to hear the views of local residents and organisations on the Neighbourhood Plan for Westbury.

In May 2019, the Parish of Westbury was designated a neighbourhood area by Buckinghamshire Council. This followed an application by Westbury Parish Council.

Westbury Parish Council has now completed a period of local community engagement on the Westbury Neighbourhood Plan and have submitted the final version to us.

The next stage of the process is for us, as the local authority, to carry out a public consultation on the submitted plan.

This is the final opportunity for local people to comment on the plan before it goes to independent examination.

The Westbury Neighbourhood Plan includes policies to shape local development to:

  • influence housing mix 
  • introduce a design code 
  • promote zero carbon buildings 
  • identify local heritage assets 
  • designate local green spaces 
  • designate a green infrastructure network 
  • enhance the active travel network 
  • protect community facilities 

Related documents

Please see the documents below for more information about the Westbury Neighbourhood Plan:

How to submit a comment

You can submit a comment in one of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at neighbourhoodplanning@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or phone us on 01296 383 698.

You will need to provide your name and address when responding as planning law states that we cannot accept anonymous comments.

If you would like to be notified of future progress with the neighbourhood plan, please tell us in your response.

Please make sure we receive your comments by 11:59pm on Thursday 21 March 2024. We cannot consider any comments received after that deadline.

What happens next

Following consultation, we will collate the responses and submit them to an independent examiner.

The examiner will consider public comments and ensure the plan meets the basic conditions in the Localism Act and other relevant regulations.

If the plan passes independent examination, the next stage is a local referendum to see whether it has community support.

If the neighbourhood plan is supported, we will adopt it as part of local planning policy to assess planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Privacy

We will use the information you provide here only for this activity. We will store the information securely in line with data protection laws and will not share or publish any personal details. For more information about data and privacy, please see our Privacy Policy.

If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Or write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Buckingham and Villages

Interests

  • Planning
  • Communities