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August 2023

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:

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

Buckinghamshire Council.

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.

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