Wingrave with Rowsham Neighbourhood Plan Decision

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Wingrave with Rowsham Neighbourhood Plan Decision
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AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
WINGRAVE WITH ROWSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DECISION STATEMENT SEPTEMBER 2016
1. Summary
1.1 Following an Independent Examination and Referendum, Aylesbury Vale District Council now confirms that the Wingrave with Rowsham Neighbourhood Plan (“the Plan”) forms part of the Development Plan and the policies in the Plan can therefore now be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.
1.2 This decision statement and the Plan can be viewed at:
St Peter and St Paul (Back of Church adjacent to font)
Church Street,
Wingrave
Open Monday to Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
Aylesbury Vale District Council Office
The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury,
HP19 8FF
Open Monday to Thursday 8:45am-5:15pm; Friday 8:45am-4:45pm
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
2. Background
2.1 In September 2012 Wingrave with Rowsham Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for Wingrave with Rowsham Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of preparing a neighbourhood plan. The Neighbourhood Area application was approved by Aylesbury Vale District Council (the Council) on 10 September 2012 in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
2.2 Following the submission of the Plan to the Council in February 2016, the Plan was publicised and representations were invited. The consultation period closed on 11 April 2016
2.3 The Council, with the agreement of Wingrave with Rowsham Parish Council, appointed an independent examiner, Mr Chris Collison, to review whether the Plan met the Basic Conditions required by legislation and should proceed to referendum.
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2.4 The Examiner’s Report concluded that, subject to making the modifications proposed by the Examiner, the Plan met the Basic Conditions set out in the legislation and should proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning referendum.
3. Decision and Reasons
3.1 On 18 July 2016 the Forward Plans Manager made the delegated decision for the Council to accept and act upon the Examiner’s report and that the Wingrave with Rowsham Neighbourhood Plan (as modified by the Examiner’s Report) should proceed to referendum. The District Council made the modifications proposed by the Examiner to ensure that the draft plan met the Basic Conditions.
3.2 A referendum took place on Thursday 22 September 2016. The results showed 78% of those who voted were in favour of the plan.
3.2 On 30 September 2016 the Forward Plans Manager made the delegated decision, pursuant to section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, to ‘make’ the Wingrave with Rowsham Neighbourhood Plan as more than half of those voting voted in favour of the Plan. This decision statement, the Plan and details of where they can both be inspected have been published on our website. This information has also been brought to the attention of people who live, work or carry out business in the neighbourhood area.