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Harvington Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Review Consultation (Regulation 16) – 8 July to 19 August 2024 

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Harvington Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan Review to Wychavon District Council on 10 June 2024. In accordance with Regulation 16, Wychavon District Council would like to invite comments from individuals and organisations on the submitted Harvington Neighbourhood Plan Review from 8 July to 19 August 2024

Harvington Parish Council undertook consultation on an earlier draft of their Neighbourhood Plan Review between March and April 2024. Comments made during this period helped inform changes made to the document now submitted to Wychavon District Council. The Neighbourhood Plan Review proposes changes to existing policies including; amending the Housing Mix policy to support First Homes, increased emphasis on local cycleway provision and general updates to the policy wording and supporting text following local and national changes in Planning Policy.

It is the responsibility of Wychavon District Council to collate all responses to the Regulation 16 consultation and pass them on to an independent examiner, who will assess them, and the Neighbourhood Plan documents to determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan Review meets the relevant legislation and should proceed to adoption.

Paper copies of the draft Harvington Neighbourhood Plan Review are available to view at the Telephone Kiosk Book Exchange, St James the Great Church, Ellenden Farm Shop and The Pershore Civic Centre or obtained on request from Wychavon District Council. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01684862425.

Comments on the draft Harvington Neighbourhood Plan Review should be sent to Wychavon District Council by 23:59 on 19 August 2024 using the Response Form.

Regulation 16 Consultation Response Form

Comments can submitted using the online form, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent by post to Planning Policy at Wychavon District Council, Planning Services, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcs, WR10 1PT

The submitted Harvington Neighbourhood Plan Review, associated documentation and response form can be viewed using the links below:

All other documents for the made Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below.  

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Review Consultation (Regulation 14) – 1 March to 16 April 2024 

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Harvington Parish Council consulted on their draft Neighbourhood Plan Review from 1st March to 16th April 2024. 

The Regulation 14 draft of the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan Review is available on the Parish Council’s website: 

Harvington Neighbourhood Plan

Harvington Neighbourhood Plan 'Made' (Adopted) - 18 September 2019

At its Council meeting on 18 September 2019, Wychavon District Council 'made' (adopted) the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan; it now forms part of the Development Plan for Wychavon District. The adopted Harvington Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Document can be viewed using the links below:

Alternatively hard copies of the above documents can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
  • Evesham Community Contact Centre, Evesham Library, Oat Street, Evesham, WR11 4PJ (Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm)
  • Evesham Library, Oat Street, Evesham, WR11 4PJ (Monday and Wednesday-Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday 9.30am-7pm and Saturday 9.30am-4pm)
  • Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford on Avon, B50 4QG (Monday-Tuesday 10am-4.30pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-midday).

Successful Referendum - 25 July 2019

A Referendum on the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 25 July 2019. There was a 47% turnout, with 87% voting in favour of Wychavon using the Neighbourhood Plan for Harvington to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

Decision Statement Published - 17 June 2019

Following the examination of the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan earlier on in the year, the Independent Examiner's recommended modifications have been agreed as detailed in the Decision Statement.

A Referendum was held on Thursday 25 July 2019 and asked voters "Do you want Wychavon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Harvington to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"

Please follow the links below to view the documentation relating to the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement and Referendum:

Receipt of the Examiner's Report - 11 June 2019

The Report of the Independent Examiner, Ann Skippers of Ann Skippers Planning Ltd, on the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan was received on Tuesday 11 June 2019.

Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Wychavon District Council appointed Ann Skippers of Ann Skippers Planning Ltd to examine the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan.

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 24 October to 5 December 2018

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Harvington Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Wychavon District Council on 11 October 2018. In accordance with Regulation 16, a six week public consultation was held from 9am Wednesday 24 October to 5pm Wednesday 5 December 2018 during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the Harvington Neighbourhood Plan.

To view the submitted Harvington Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, please follow the links below:

To view the list of respondents to the Regulation 16 consultation and their comments, please follow the links below:

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 27 April to 9 June 2018

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Harvington Parish Council are consulted on their draft Neighbourhood Plan from Friday 27 April to 5pm Saturday 9 June 2018.

  • Harvington Draft Neighbourhood Plan, April 2018

Neighbourhood Area Application - Approved 17 March 2015

Wychavon District Council received an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area by Harvington Parish Council on Friday 12 December 2014. The six week consultation ran from Friday 9 January until Friday 20 February, and no objections were raised to the proposed neighbourhood area boundary. The Neighbourhood Area was subsequently approved by Executive Board on 17 March 2015.

Please follow the links below to view the documentation relating to the Harvington Neighbourhood Area application:

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