Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan

Making of the Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan

Following a successful referendum, Malvern Hills District Council will decide in January 2019 whether to "make" (adopt) the Hanley Castle 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 consideration in determining planning applications in the parish of Hanley Castle.

Referendum –  29 November 2018

A Referendum on the Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 29 November 2018. There was a 18.7% turnout, with 81% voting in favour of Malvern Hills using the Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

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

Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version

Hanley Castle Design Guide

Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement

Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement

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

Examiner's Report - August 2018

Malvern Hills District Council (with the agreement of Hanley Castle Parish Council) appointed Ann Skippers to examine the Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner conducted the examination through consideration of written representations.

The Examiner's Report concluded that the Hanley Castle 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 requested that Malvern Hills District Council consider whether the HRA Screening Report was legally compliant in light of the judgement of the Court of Justice ruling in the case of ‘People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta’. To view the Examiner’s request and the District Council’s response, please follow the links below:

The Examiner provided an Information Note setting out how she intended to conduct the examination. To view the Examiner’s Information Note on the conduct of the examination, please follow the link below:

The Examiner also provided an opportunity for Hanley Castle Parish Council to comment on any representations made during the Regulation 16 consultation. To view the Examiner’s invitation to comment and the Parish Council’s response, please follow the links below:

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation – 16th February 2018 to 5pm on Friday 6th April 2018

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Hanley Castle Parish Council submitted the Hanley Castle Neighbourhood Plan to Malvern Hills District Council on 29th January 2018.

In accordance with Regulation 16, Malvern Hills District Council undertook a public consultation from Friday 16th February 2018 until 5:00pm on Friday 6th April 2018, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the draft Hanley Castle 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
  • a Basic Conditions Statement explaining how the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the requirements set out in legislation and environmental matters.

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

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

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation – 28 April to 12 June 2017

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Hanley Castle Parish Council consulted upon their draft Neighbourhood Plan from 28 April until 12 June 2017. To view this document, please follow the link below:

Neighbourhood Area Application – Approved 21 July 2014

The District Council designated the parish of Hanley Castle as a Neighbourhood Area, under Regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on 21 July 2014.
Following an application made by the Parish Council in April 2014, the District Council held a six week consultation, which closed on 28th June 2014.