The feedback arising from the Pre-submission Consultation, where both parish residents and specified statutory bodies were consulted on the Plan, gave rise to some constructive suggestions that have, where appropriate, been incorporated into the Plan documents.   On behalf of the Parish Council, the Steering Group submitted this the finalised* Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council [VWHDC] for examination on 9th October 2018.   

*  Subject to the examiner’s feedback

The finalised Plan documents can be accessed by clicking the respective links under ‘related pages’ to the left of this page as before.   Also listed are the ‘Consultation Report’, summarising the methodology of the pre-submission consultation and the responses received, and the ‘Basic Conditions Statement’ setting out how the Plan meets the specified conditions, both of which are mandatory documents produced in support of the submission .   Since then VWHDC has held the statutory  ‘publicity period’ for the Plan that produced ten, mostly benign, comments albeit a few will require some additional work.  

Subsequently the Independent Examiner has been appointed and he has already provided feedback in the form of a ‘clarification note’ to which the steering group has responded.   The hope is that the examiner will be as keen to drive the process forward as we are, thereby enabling us to move toward his all important final report.

If we achieve a satisfactory outcome, the Plan will then be the subject of a referendum organised & operated by the District Council the outcome of which will determine whether the Plan is ‘made’.   Getting this far has obviously been a lengthy and complicated process and the steering group would like to thank parish residents & local businesses for the support and assistance that we have received over the last 2-years – it really is appreciated.  

If you have any remaining queries, or have difficulty accessing any of the examination documents, do not hesitate to get in touch either by Email at or by contacting one of the steering group – see link to the left of this page. 


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