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Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan

Background

Neighbourhood Plans came into effect as a result of the government’s 2011 Localism Act. This act gives local parishes the right to set up a Neighbourhood Plan Committee and, in conjuction with policies set out in the relevant Borough Council’s Local Plan, to formulate a plan for development within their parish, based on the views of the local population.

With the support of Whitchurch Town Council and after several public meetings and calls for volunteers, the Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee was appointed on the 16th October 2013.

Initial consultations on the scope of The Plan were held in August and September 2013, which highlighted many aspects of community life and the Steering Group then began to focus on those aspects which are of greatest importance to the Community that we wish to become approved planning policy. The Plan will build upon the good work already gathered through past community consultation for the Whitchurch Design Statement (2004) and the Whitchurch Health Check (2005).