Regulation 16 –
Buckinghamshire Council want to hear the views of local residents and organisations on the neighbourhood plan for Whitchurch. This is the final opportunity for local people to comment on the plan before it goes to independent examination.
Please review the proposed Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan at: https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/whitchurch-neighbourhood-plan/
Full information about how to comment can be found at the above location. Comments must be received by 28th September 2023.
Parish Council approval given to submit, which has now been done, under Section 16. Following this, Bucks Council will appoint an inspector. Once he is satisfied, there will be a Yes/No vote set up as an official election, in our village hall.
Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan to
Following careful consideration of all comments received during
the Regulation 14 consultation process, Whitchurch Parish
Council were updated during the Parish Council meeting on
April 17th about the limited changes made to the draft
Neighbourhood Plan. There are no substantive changes and the
updated and final version of the Plan was provided before the
meeting with a summary of key changes given at the meeting by
the steering group Chair. The Parish Council members present
unanimously approved that the final version of the Plan should
be submitted to Buckinghamshire Council and the plan has
therefore now passed Regulation 15.
Next step is Regulation 16 : The Whitchurch Neighbourhood
Plan will now be formally submitted to Buckinghamshire Council
for further review and they will ultimately appoint an
independent examiner to consider the Whitchurch
Neighbourhood Plan for alignment with due process, plus
national and local policies. This has to happen before a
referendum (Yes or No) to approve the Plan can happen, but we
are now in the latter stages of the process and getting ever
closer to the village referendum and securing a Neighbourhood
Plan to help define the development of Whitchurch until 2040.
Your Village, Your Neighbourhood Plan.