Ashchurch Rural Neighbourhood Development Plan

  Have your say on plans for The Leigh and Ashchurch Rural parishes

The parish councils have worked closely with their communities to produce drafts of their neighbourhood plans and have now submitted them to Tewkesbury Borough Council, as the Local Planning Authority, to conduct a public consultation in accordance with neighbourhood planning regulations. 


In May 2021 ARPC were obliged to resubmit the Neighbourhood Development Plan to Regulation 14 consultation. The files associated with this resubmission may be seen from the links below...

NDP documents...

Basic Conditions Statment Regulation 14 Draft ARNDP May 2021
Consultation Statement Regulation 14 Consultation ARNDP May 2021
Habitats Regulations Assessment ARNDP
Interim Facilitation Report Feb 12
Planning Appeal at Fiddington ARNDP
Planning Policy Context for the ARNDP Regulation 14 Draft May 2021
Regulation 14 Draft ARNDP May 2021
Save Our Lanes Evidence ARNDP
Strategic Environment Assessment ARNDP



Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans (often referred to simply as Neighbourhood Plans), Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.

Neighbourhood Plans become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications. Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders allow communities to grant planning permission either in full or in outline for the types of development they want to see in their areas.

Policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.