Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan submission consultation

Closed 28 Sep 2023

Opened 10 Aug 2023


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We want to hear the views of local residents and organisations on the neighbourhood plan for Whitchurch.

In November 2020, the Parish of Whitchurch was designated a neighbourhood area by Buckinghamshire Council. This followed an application by Whitchurch Parish Council.

Whitchurch Parish Council has now completed a period of local community engagement on the 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 Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan includes policies to shape local development to;

  • allocate land for housing
  • introduce a settlement boundary
  • designate green spaces
  • protect important views
  • introduce a design code
  • protect important community assets
  • outline important green infrastructure

Related documents

Please see the documents below for more information about the Whitchurch 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 before midnight on Thursday 28 September 2023. 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.


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