The Final Step - Referendum - Thu April 3rd 2014
The Woodcote Neighbourhood Plan will go to referendum on April 3rd following a successful independent examination. The Examiner’s report, concluded by saying:
"The Woodcote Neighbourhood Plan is the result of an enormous community effort. It contains some exemplary approaches to neighbourhood planning. "
“Having attended the open meetings...We commend the thoughtful evaluation carried out by the team, after collecting detailed information and viewpoints. We are most fortunate to have had such a dedicated and clear-sighted team.”
The Examiner recommended some modifications to ensure that the Plan meets the Basic Conditions ( the proposed sites remains unchanged). It now comprises a more user-friendly document and it was judged that the Woodcote Neighbourhood Plan
- has regard to national policies and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State;
- contributes to the achievement of sustainable development;
- is in general conformity with the strategic policies of the development plan for the area;
- does not breach, and is compatible with European Union obligations and the European Convention of Human Rights.
In this way, the Woodcote Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions. I have already noted above that the Plan meets paragraph 8(1) requirements.
Use the buttons above the view the final version of the plan and the maps of the 5 proposed sites