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Highworth Neighbourhood Plan

Highworth Neighbourhood Plan

The next Meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee is Tuesday 26 January 2021 @ 10:00am

NHP Committee Agenda

Tueday 20 April 2021

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 23 March 2021

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 26 January 2021

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 1 December 2020

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 6 October 2020

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 3 November 2020

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 8 September 2020

NHP Minutes

Tuesday 28 May 2020

Previous stages

Highworth Town Council has submitted the Draft Highworth Neighbourhood Plan for independent examination in October 2016, as the qualifying body under Part 5 Regulation 15 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). This Plan sets out the vision for the future of the area and a number of planning policies which, once adopted (‘made’) by Swindon Borough Council, will form part of the Development Plan. Consultation on the submitted Highworth town neighbourhood plan closed on 1 December 2016.

Mr Robert Bryan, BA Hons, MRTPI was appointed as the Independent Examiner and all comments received at the Local Authority publicity consultation were passed on for his consideration.

The Examiner issued his Report into the Highworth Neighbourhood Plan on the 22 February 2017. He concluded that, subject to modifications, the Highworth Neighbourhood Plan will meet the necessary basic conditions (as set out in Schedule 4b (8) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and subject to these modifications being made may proceed to referendum.

On the 6 April 2017  Swindon Borough Council agreed that the Submission draft Highworth Neighbourhood Plan, as modified in line with the recommendations of the independent examiner, met the Basic Conditions as set out in Schedule 4B of the Town & Country Planning Act (1990) (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) and authorised a referendum to take place.

A referendum on the Highworth Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday, 25 May 2017 in Highworth Parish (Highworth Town Council area). It was conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

The question asked was:

‘Do you want Swindon Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Highworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

70% of those who cast votes in the referendum voted in favour of a YES.