Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan ‘Made’ (Adopted) - 13 October 2021

At its Council meeting on 13 October 2021, Wychavon District Council 'made' (adopted) the Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan; it now forms part of the Development Plan for Wychavon District. The adopted Ombersley and Doverdale 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)
  • Droitwich Spa Community Contact Centre, Droitwich Spa Library, Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8DQ (Tuesday 9.30am-3.30pm)
  • Droitwich Spa Library, Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8DQ (Monday-Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-5.30pm and Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm)

 

Successful Referendum - 30 September 2021

A Referendum on the Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 30 September 2021. There was a 25.2% turnout, with 92.2% voting in favour of Wychavon using the Neighbourhood Plan for Ombersley and Doverdale to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

 

Decision Statement Published and Referendum Date Set for 30 September 2021 – 2 August 2021

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

A Referendum will be held on Thursday 30 September 2021 to ask voters "Do you want Wychavon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ombersley and Doverdale to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"

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

 

Examiner’s Report Received – 28 June 2021

The Report of the Independent Examiner, Christopher Collison of Planning and Management Ltd, on the Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan was received on Monday 28 June 2021.

pdf Examiner's Report - Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan  (851 KB)

 

Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Wychavon District Council have appointed Chris Collison of Planning and Management Ltd to examine the Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan.

document Examiner's Initial Letter (21 KB)

pdf Ombersley and Doverdale Parish Council Response to Regulation 16 Representations (141 KB)

document Examiner's Clarification Letter (17 KB)

document Ombersley and Doverdale Parish Council Response to Examiner's Clarification Letter (25 KB)

 

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 26 February to 16 April 2021

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Ombersley and Doverdale Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Wychavon District Council on 17 February 2021. In accordance with Regulation 16, a public consultation was held from Friday 26 February to 5pm on Friday 16 April 2021, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the submitted Ombersley and Doverdale Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

Omberlsey and Doverdale Parish Council undertook consultation on an earlier draft of their Neighbourhood Plan in October and November 2020. Comments made during this period helped inform changes made to the document submitted to Wychavon District Council. The Neighbourhood Plan proposed a number of policies on housing, facilities and services, the natural environment, the built environment, and the economy. 

It was 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 meets the relevant legislation and should proceed to a Referendum.

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

To view the responses to the Regulation 16 consultation, please follow the links below:

 

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 5 October to 30 November 2020

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Ombersley and Doverdale Parish Council are consulting on their draft Neighbourhood Plan from Monday 5 October to Monday 30 November 2020.

Ombersley and Doverdale Draft Neighbourhood Plan, October 2020

 

Neighbourhood Area Application - Approved 29 August 2017

Wychavon District Council received an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area by Ombersley and Doverdale Parish Council on 25 August 2017. The application followed the parish boundary where no designation already existed. The Neighbourhood Area was therefore approved by Gary Williams, Head of Housing and Planning Services in consultation with Councillor Bradley Thomas, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure on 29 August 2017.

Please follow the links below to view the documentation relating to the Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Area application: