Neighbourhood Plan

Regulation 16 Consultation: Draft Westbury Neighbourhood Plan

Westbury’s draft Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Buckinghamshire Council last December and can now proceed to the final public consultation, known as the Regulation 16 Consultation.

Buckinghamshire Council will be administering the Regulation 16 Consultation, which will run for a period of six weeks, commencing on 8th February 2024 until 21st March 2024.

Following the Consultation, the comments received will be passed to an independent examiner, to be appointed by Buckinghamshire Council, who will consider the representations and determine if the draft Plan should be put to a community referendum.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed at: Westbury Neighbourhood Plan submission consultation – Your Voice Bucks – Citizen Space 

You can submit a comment on the draft neighbourhood plan in one of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at neighbourhoodplanning@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or phone us on 01296 383 698.

Regulation 14 Consultation: Pre-Submission Westbury Neighbourhood Plan

The documents for the Regulation 14 Consultation have been assembled by the Westbury Neighbourhood Plan steering group. The consultation closing date for responses is 15th August 2023.

Please send your comments to westburyclerk@aol.com or by post to Parish Office, 10 Orchard Place, Westbury, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5JT.

The documents are:

The Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan 2020-40 which was approved by Westbury Parish Council at its meeting on 14th June 2023

Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report

Design Guidance & Codes

Housing Data

Policy maps

Neighbourhood Plan Information

Neighbourhood planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and Neighbourhood planning legislation came into effect in April 2012.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a way of helping local communities to positively influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. It means you can:

  • have a say where new developments should be built and what they should look like;
  • protect the local character and landscape, including important green spaces.

Once adopted, the Neighbourhood Plan will be a legal document, given weight in law and one which both developers and the local planning authority, Buckinghamshire Council, are obliged to take into account. The Neighbourhood Plan will give guidance to potential developers and to future generations.

Development of Westbury Neighbourhood Plan

Westbury Parish Council resolved at its meeting on 14th November 2018 to develop a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Westbury and a steering group was set up. In August 2019, AVDC confirmed the designation of the Neighbourhood Area as the entire parish of Westbury.

The Plan was put on hold in March 2020 due to Covid-19 and lack of support but restarted with a resident-led steering group in June 2022.

On 4th March 2023, the steering group presented and discussed information at a village breakfast. If you were unable to attend, you can download the information we have collected

The Steering Group presented the final draft of the pre-submission neighbourhood plan to the Parish Council at their June meeting 2023, where it was approved to commence the Regulation 14 consultation.

Thank you’s
  • Jonathan Newman and members of Westbury NP Steering Group, who have given up many hours of their time to help protect our community.
  • O’Neil Homer, neighbourhood planning consultants who have supported us throughout with our plan. 
  • AECOM, technical help supporting communities to develop neighbourhood plans and shape the development and growth of their local area.
  • Rob Spicer, photographer who kindly allowed us to use his aerial photographs of Westbury https://www.robspicerphoto.com/
  • Locality, the national membership network supporting local community organisations to be strong and successful.

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