Martley, Knightwick and Doddenham

Making of the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan

Following a successful referendum, Malvern Hills District Council will decide in January 2018 whether to “make’ (adopt) the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham 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 Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham.

To view the version of the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan for “making”, which has been amended to reflect the Referendum outcome, please follow the link below:

Referendum – 30 November 2017

A Referendum on the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 30 November 2017. There was a 22.5% turn out, with 86.7% voting in favour of Malvern Hills using the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

Please follow the links below to view the documentation relating to the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement and Referendum:

Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version

Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement

Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement

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

Examiner's Report - August 2017

Malvern Hills District Council (with the agreement of Martley Parish Council) appointed Christopher Collison to examine the Martley, Knightwick and Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan. He conducted the examination through consideration of written representations.

The Examiner's Report has now been received and concludes that the Martley, Knightwick and Doddenham 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:

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation – from 12 May 2017 to 5pm on Friday 23 June 2017

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Martley Parish Council submitted the Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan to Malvern Hills District Council.

In accordance with Regulation 16, Malvern Hills District Council undertook a public consultation from Friday 12 May 2017 until 5:00pm on Friday 23 June 2017, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the draft Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham 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 Martley, Knightwick & Doddenham Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, please follow the links below:

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