Malvern Town Neighbourhood Plan


Independent Examination of the Malvern Town Neighbourhood Plan

Malvern Hills District (with the agreement of Malvern Town Council) appointed Christopher Collison to examine the Malvern Town Neighbourhood Plan.

The Examiner's Report has now received and concludes that the Malvern Town 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:

Malvern Hills District Council will consider the Examiner's recommended modifications to the Malvern Town Neighbourhood Plan and decide whether the Plan should proceed to a referendum.

 

The Examiner wrote to both the District and Town Council 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:

During the examination the Examiner issued a request for clarification which set out issues where he would find further clarification helpful. To view the Examiner's request for clarification and the joint response from Malvern Hills District Council and Malvern Town Council, please follow the links below:

The Examiner wrote to the District and Town Council advising that The Conservation of Habitats and Species and Planning (Various Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 would come into force on 28 December 2018. The effect of the Regulations with respect to the making of Neighbourhood Plans (Regulation 3) is that the basic condition "The making of the neighbourhood plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site or a European offshore marine site, either alone or in combination with other plans or projects" is replaced by a basic condition "the making of the neighbourhood development plan does not breach the requirements of Chapter 8 of Part 6 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017". The Examiner requested the District Council and Town Council consider this change of basic condition and advise whether or not the Malvern Town Neighbourhood Plan meets the replacement basic condition. To view the Examiner's letter and the District and Town Council's joint response, please follow the links below:

The Examiner provided an opportunity for Malvern Town Council to comment on any representations made during the Regulation 16 consultation. To view the Town Council's schedule of comments on the Regulation 16 representations, please follow the link below:

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

9 November 2018 to 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Malvern Town Council submitted the Malvern Neighbourhood Plan to Malvern Hills District Council on 31 October 2018.

In accordance with Regulation 16, Malvern Hills District Council undertook a public consultation from Friday 9 November 2018 until 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the draft Malvern Neighbourhood Plan.


The submitted documentation included:

  • 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 Malvern Neighbourhood Town Plan and supporting documents, please follow the links below:

This is the main document which includes policies and proposals developed by the Town Council and informed through evidence and responses from the local community.

This provides a plan showing the existing land use designations from the South Worcestershire Development Plan and those proposed in the Neighbourhood Plan.

A statement demonstrating how the Neighbourhood Plan and the process of its evolution meet the Basic Conditions requirements.

 

 

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

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 17 November 2017 to 26 January 2018

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Malvern Town Parish Council consulted upon their draft Neighbourhood Plan from 17 November 2017 until 26 January 2018. To view this document, please follow the link below:

 

Neighbourhood Area Application - Approved 22 August 2014

The District Council designated the area defined by the boundaries of Malvern Town Council as a Neighbourhood Area, under Regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on 22 August 2014.


Following an application made by the Town Council in May 2014, the District Council held a six week consultation, which closed on 25 July 2014.