Harbury and Deppers Bridge Neighbourhood Plan

'Yes' vote at referendum

On Thursday 29 November 2018, voters in Harbury voted 'yes' to the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

  • 94.05% (822 people) of those voting said 'Yes'
  • 5.94% (52 people) voted 'No'
  • The turnout was 41.65%

Although the Plan has not yet been ‘made' by Full Council, it is now deemed to form part of the development plan under the provisions of Section 3 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, which came into force on 19 July 2017. The NDP will now be a material consideration when planning applications within the plan area are considered by the District Council.

Plan to proceed to referendum

The Harbury and Deppers Bridge Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined between May and June 2018. Following the Examiner's report of 30 July 2018, The Cabinet voted on 8th October 2018 that the Plan, as amended by the modifications set out in the decision statement below, should proceed to Referendum.

The specified documents

Referendum details

The referendum will be held on 29 November 2018, and the question on the ballot will be as follows:

“Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Harbury and Deppers Bridge to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The polling station will be located at The Village Hall, South Parade, Harbury, CV33 9JE

Further details on the voting arrangements can be found in the "information for voters" leaflet above.

Examiner's questions of clarification

The examiner asked for the Parish Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council to respond to a number of questions in order to provide clarity and additional information to assist the examination.

Responses to these queries were supplied in June 2018. Associated documents are listed below.

Formal Submission consultation

Consultation on the Submission Draft of the Harbury Neighbourhood Plan ran from 11 January to 5.00 pm on 22 February 2018. The consultation is now closed.

Invitation for Parish Council comments on the representations

Recent planning guidance from the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service advises that the qualifying body (in this case Harbury Parish Council) be given an opportunity to comment on representations made during the consultation. As examination on the Harbury and Deppers Bridge Neighbourhood Development Plan is due to commence soon and after the publication of this guidance, the examiner has given the Parish Council until the end of Friday 27 April to submit any comments on the above responses.

Consultation documents

Harbury and Deppers Bridge NDP Submission Draft

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report

Supporting documents

Neighbourhood Area designation

The Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated by the cabinet on 8 September 2014. Harbury Parish Council was the relevant body that applied to the district council for designation. The area application documents can be found below:

Find out more

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260334 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

Last updated on 30/11/2018

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