Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan

 

Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan Made (Adopted) - 24 September 2019


At its meeting on 24 September 2019, Malvern Hills District Council "made" (adopted) the Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan so that it is part of the statutory Development Plan for Malvern Hills District, sitting alongside the South Worcestershire Development Plan and other material considerations in determining planning applications in the parishes of Broadwas and Cotheridge.

To view the made Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement, please follow the links below:
• Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Neighbourhood Plan, Made 24 September 2019
• Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement

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

  • Malvern Hills District Council, Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
  • Malvern Library, Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 2HU (Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-4pm)

Referendum – 1 August 2019


A Referendum on the Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 1 August 2019. There was a 35.7% turn out, with 84% voting in favour of Malvern Hills using the Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

To view the associated documentation, please use the links below:

Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version)

Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Broadwas and Cotheridge Referendum Information Statement

General information on Town and Country Planning including Neighbourhood Planning and the Referendum

 

Examiner's Report - May 2019

Malvern Hills District Council (with the agreement of Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Council) appointed Chris Collison to examine the Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner conducted the examination through consideration of written representations.

The Examiner's Report concluded that the Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan, subject to the recommended modifications, meets the Basic Conditions and can proceed to referendum. To view the Examiner's Report, please follow the link below:

During the examination the Examiner wrote to the District and Parish Councils setting out how he intended to conduct the Independent Examination. To view the Examiner's letter on the conduct of the Independent Examination, please follow the link below:

The Examiner advised that a revised Basic Condition has been introduced by the Conservation of Habitats and Species and Planning (Various Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 which came into force on 28 December 2018. The Examiner invited the District and Parish Councils to consider whether the Neighbourhood Plan meets the revised Basic Condition. To view the District and Parish Council's response, please follow the link below:

The Examiner also provided an opportunity for Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Council to comment on any representations made during the Regulation 16 consultation. To view the parish Council's response, please follow the link below:

 

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - Friday 15 February 2019 to 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Council submitted the Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan to Malvern Hills District Council on 20 January 2019. In accordance with Regulation 16, Malvern Hills District Council undertook a public consultation from Friday 15 February 2019 until 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the draft Broadway and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan.

The submitted documentation includes:

  • the proposed Neighbourhood Plan;
  • a map, forming part of the above Plan, identifying the area to which the proposed Neighbourhood Plan relates;
  • a Consultation Statement explaining who was consulted, and how consultation comments have been addressed; and
  • a Basic Conditions Statement, explaining how the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the requirements set out in legislation and environmental matters.

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

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

Malvern Hills District Council has collated all the responses and forwarded them on to an independent examiner, who will consider the responses and the Plan documents when assessing whether the Neighbourhood Plan meets the relevant legislation and can therefore proceed to referendum.

 

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 17 September to 29 October 2018

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Council consulted upon their draft Neighbourhood Plan from 17 September until 29 October 2018. To view this document, please follow the link below:

 

Neighbourhood Area Application – Approved 20 June 2017

Following an application made by the Parish Council in May 2017, the District Council designated the parishes of Broadwas and Cotheridge as a Neighbourhood Area, under Regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on 20 June 2017.