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Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan

At its Council meeting on 28 November 2017, Malvern Hills District Council 'made' (adopted) the Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan; it now forms part of the Development Plan for Malvern Hills District. The adopted Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Document can be viewed using the links below:

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-5.00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-4pm)

Referendum – 5 October 2017

A Referendum on the Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 5 October 2017. There was a 38.4% turn out, with 91.6% voting in favour of Malvern Hills using the Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

Malvern Hills District Council will consider bringing the Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan into legal force at the next full Council on 28th November 2017.

Decision Statement Published – 24 August 2017

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

A Referendum was held on Thursday 5 October 2017 and asked voters "Do you want Malvern Hills District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Kempsey Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

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

Examiner's Report - June 2017

Malvern Hills District Council appointed Mr Andrew Ashcroft as independent Examiner of the Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan. He conducted the examination through consideration of written representations.

The Examiner's Report concluded that the Kempsey 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:

pdf Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan, Examiner's Report - June 2017 (159 KB)

During the examination the Examiner issued a Clarification Note which set out issues where he would find further clarification helpful. To view the Examiner’s Clarification Note and the joint response from Kempsey Parish Council and Malvern Hills District Council, please follow the links below:

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Kempsey Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Malvern Hills District Council.
In accordance with Regulation 16, Malvern Hills District Council undertook a public consultation from Friday 13 January 2017 until 5:00pm on Friday 24 February 2017, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the draft Kempsey 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 Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, please follow the links below:

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