Ashchurch Rural Neighbourhood Development Plan


The consulation period for the Parish Council's draft of the Ashchurch Rural Neighbourhood Development Plan has now closed.

The draft neighbourhood plan can still be downloaded from here - see below.  If you require a paper copy of any of the documents, please phone  077632502 and we will post the documents you require.

This Regulation 14 consultation draft of the Ashchurch Rural Parish Council neighbourhood plan was developed by a steering group of Parish Councillors and community members to help shape the future of the rural parish in the face of major developments and the Garden Town proposals.
This is the second time the plan has been subject to Regulation 14 consultation. An earlier draft was consulted on in November 2018. However, the elapsed time for the preparation and consultation of the original plan was overtaken by events. Because of the Garden Town proposals and the recent permission for a major development at Fiddington the plan has been rewritten and a second consultation was required to consult the community again before the plan could proceed to the next stage.

All households in the parish should have received a leaflet about the Neighbourhood Plan along with the Parish Council Newsletter. This leaflet is also available from the link below. Also available are a summary of the policies which describes the aims and proposals in more detail, plus the full Regulation 14 document and it's 4 appendices.

NDP documents...

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.