Whitchurch is in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan as well as a Community Plan, as voted for by a high proportion of residents.

Our chairperson is Keith Armour who may be contacted on info.whitchurchplan@gmail.com

COMING SOON – WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING ALL RESIDENTS TO OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION SESSIONS ON THURSDAY 22ND JULY 6-9pm AND SUNDAY 25TH JULY 1-6pm.  THESE ARE OPEN DROP-IN SESSIONS WHERE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT OUR WORK AND PROGRESS, FIND OUT WHICH SITES HAVE BEEN PROPOSED BY LANDOWNERS, GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK AND HAVE A CHAT.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REGULAR UPDATES WILL BE GIVEN BELOW, BUT FIRST OF ALL HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF THE SUMMER 2021 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WE ARE RUNNING:

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Competition time!

 To go along with our Neighbourhood Plan, we are launching a competition.

For both the Neighbourhood Plan and the Community Plan we need photographs of the village showing all aspects of Whitchurch. What better way to get great photos than to ask the residents of Whitchurch? The competition is open now and closes on Saturday July 31st.

There are 12 categories and the best photograph in each category will feature on a Whitchurch calendar.

We hope the calendar will be on sale in the Autumn and any profits raised will be used for the good of the village. Further details will come later in the year.

Conditions of entry

* there must be no copyright over the image

* photographs of identifiable people must not be submitted 

* you are happy for the image to be used

* entries must come from current residents of Whitchurch 

* photographs can be taken now or maybe ones you have taken previously.

Categories are as follows:

 2 from Whitchurch School pupils – Rachel Mobbs, Headteacher, will be briefing the children on

these categories

 18 and under

 Whitchurch village life

 Whitchurch animals – including your very own photogenic Whitchurch pets!

 Whitchurch views

 Whitchurch plant life – from meadows to your favourite tree

 Whitchurch in summer

 Whitchurch gardens

 Whitchurch at dawn

 Whitchurch at dusk

 Whitchurch buildings

Judging will take place over the summer and the winners will be announced in the October edition of Whitchurch News and we also hope to include a wide selection of entries on the Village website.

Photographs should be saved under your name, surname and initial, e.g. SmithF, and should be sent to whitchurchphotocomp@gmail.com and be landscape (do not use the new iPhone portrait setting) please, include your name, address and the category/categories you are entering. If entering the “18 and under category” please give your age.

If your photos are too large to be sent as an attachment, please feel free to send your photos through WeTransfer or Dropbox. Please send an email to letting us know you have submitted in this way together with the details above. Any questions, please send to the above email address.

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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 July 2021 UPDATE:

July Update


Don’t forget that the Whitchurch Photographic Compeon is open.

Full details can be found in the June edion of Whitchurch News

which can also be accessed on the village website, h/ps://

www.whitchurch.org/

We very much look forward to seeing your entries.


Community Plan


A gentle reminder to all community groups and local businesses that

we would like your thoughts on how as a village we can work more

closely together to the benefit of all. Again, details are in the June

issue, available on line as above. We are aiming for a dra<

Community Plan to be complete by the end of the summer and we

really wish to ensure that all views are taken into account.


Neighbourhood Plan


Work is underway on many fronts and we will soon be approaching

people who have kindly offered to help with evidence gathering

about traffic in the village (a hot topic), likely future housing

requirements of villagers and to gain an understanding of how

peoples working lives are changing as a result of the pandemic. This


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informaon will help us to plan more accurately. As and when you

are approached for informaon, all of which will be anonymous,

please do take part.


Following on from this your views will be taken into account, the

proposal developed further along with the necessary evidence base

and then here will be a further ‘formal consultaon’ in the autumn.

Finally, the completed proposal has to both be endorsed by an

inspector as being suitable for adopon AND approved by the village

in a referendum in 2022.  

We held a zoom meeting on 6th April 2021, which was well attended by local residents.  Please have a look at this Powerpoint presentation and do get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to help:

April 2021 Zoom no photos

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Regular updates will be given below:

March Update WN 4.2

2021 Jan 13 Village Plan News article

… please take time to read them through, and we hope that some of you may like to join us to help out over the next few months

Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan, Task Team Briefs: Whitchurch NP_task team briefs_December 2020

VISION SESSION MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2019, with Consultants,O’Neill Homer:    Whitchurch NP_draft vision paper_Nov 2019, ,