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Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan

The Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan was made on 13 December 2016.

Final decision statement

On 13 December 2016 Lichfield District Council's Full Council agreed to make the Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan. The Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan now forms a part of the development plan for Lichfield District. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations a decision statement has been published.

Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Referendum

The referendum for the Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan is took place on Thursday 29 September 2016. 86% of people who voted, voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan. Download the Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan declaration of result of poll.

The Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined in 2015 and the Examiner recommended that subject to some modifications the Plan should proceed to Referendum. The District Council agreed with the Examiner’s report and voted to progress the Plan to Referendum at the Cabinet meeting on 5 April 2016.

The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available via the links below:

Decision statement

On 5 April 2016, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations a decision statement has been published.

Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Examination

The Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined by Ms Liz Beth in January 2016. The Independent Examiner's Report is now available.

Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan Independent Examiner's Report

Submission Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan

Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council have now submitted the Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council. In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 Lichfield District Council has consulted on the neighbourhood plan. The consultation period ran for six weeks and closed on Friday 4 December 2015.

A pre-submission draft version of the document underwent consultation between August and September 2015. This consultation was undertaken by Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council (for more information see the section on Pre-submission Consultation below).

The Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan is split into the following documents:

Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford Neighbourhood Plan downloads

Alongside the documents above are a number of supporting documents which have been submitted by the Parish Council as an appendices to the Plan. These can be downloaded below:

Submission Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford neighbourhood plan supporting documents

It is the responsibility of the District Council to collate all the representations and pass them onto the independent  Examiner, who will look at them and the plan documents when assessing whether the Plan meets the basic conditions and can therefore proceed to referendum.

Full copies of the representations received during the regulation 16 consultation can be viewed below:

Wigginton, Hopwas & Comberford regulation 16 consultation responses

Pre-submission consultation

Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council published their draft neighbourhood plan and completed the six week pre-submission consultation required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation closed on 25 September 2015. The document can be viewed on the Parish Council website via the following link;

Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council - Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood area designation

Lichfield District Council has received an application from Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council to designate the parish of Wigginton & Hopwas as Neighbourhood Area. The Wigginton & Hopwas Neighbourhood Area has been designated having been approved 9 July 2013 (The Relevant Body making the application is Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council).

Wigginton & Hopwas neighbourhood area designation downloads

You can view the representations made to the area designation consultation by using the District Council's Consultation Centre - Click here for the Consultation Centre

SEA & HRA screening report

Wigginton & Hopwas Parish Council requested Lichfield District Council undertake a screening process of the draft Neighbourhood Plan to determine the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA). The report can be viewed via the link below; 

Wigginton & Hopwas Neighbourhood Plan SEA & HRA Screening Report


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