Referendum - 24 June 2021

Following the examination of the Hallow Neighbourhood Plan, the Independent Examiner's recommended modifications have been agreed as detailed in the Decision Statement.

A Referendum will be held on Thursday 24 June 2021 and will ask voters "Do you want Malvern Hills District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hallow to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

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

Examiner's Report – April 2021

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

The Examiner's Report has now been received and concludes that the Hallow 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 provided an Information Note setting out how he 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 Hallow 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:

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 Hallow Parish Council, please follow the links below:

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

15 January to 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Hallow Parish Council submitted the Hallow Neighbourhood Plan to Malvern Hills District Council on 21 December 2020.

In accordance with Regulation 16, Malvern Hills District Council is undertook a public consultation from Friday 15 January until 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the draft Hallow Neighbourhood Plan.

The submitted documentation includes:

  • the proposed Neighbourhood Plan
  • a map 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 Hallow Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying submission documents, please follow the links below:

To view the submitted evidence documents to support the Hallow Neighbourhood Plan, please follow the links below:

Hallow Design Guide


Parish Profile

Community Surveys

Site Assessment Reports

Historic Assets Evidence

Local Green Space and Significant Views Evidence

Natural Environment Evidence

Significant Trees Evidence

Climate Change Screening


Proposed Non-Designated Heritage Assets in Hallow


To view 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 the 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 – 15 June 2020 to 8 August 2020

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Hallow Parish Council consulted upon their draft Neighbourhood Plan from 15 June until 8 August 2020. To view this document, please follow the link below:

Neighbourhood Area Application – Approved 14 July 2017

Following an application made by the Parish Council in June 2017, the District Council designated the parish of Hallow as a Neighbourhood Area, under Regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on 14 July 2017.