Neighbourhood plans surge forward

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A WAVE of neighbourhood plans in Stratford District are set to be formally adopted or progress towards referendum next week.

Both the Wilmcote and Pathlow and the Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Plans are set to be adopted by the Cabinet on Monday following referendums in November.

On 9th November 89.75 per cent of voters in Wootton Wawen voted to adopt the village plan, while in Wilmcote and Pathlow on 30th November 93.85 per cent of voters endorsed its plan.

There is also progress in Snitterfield, with the village’s neighbourhood plan expected to be given the go ahead to proceed to referendum on Monday.

Elsewhere the Harbury Neighbourhood Plan has moved on a stage after the district council allowed a draft version of its plan to proceed to the formal consultation phase this week.

When formally adopted neighbourhood plans play an important role in planning decisions concerning their respective areas, with the planning committee required to consider them when examining any new planning application.