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Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan Information


This is the sub-page for Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan.  This page will be continuously updated as the plan progresses and is the place to find information on the key stages of consultation, including how to comment, as well as emerging drafts of the plan and any accompanying documentation.

Information will be uploaded beneath the headings set out below as the plan progresses.

The Plan

The Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan was made at Full Council on 20 December 2016, following a recommendation from Development Committee on 31 October 2016.

Available to view or download are:

The Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan

The Decision Satement

Neighbourhood Plan Designation

Application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area.

The application was advertised and comments invited until 21 December 2012.  The following comments were received:

Following consideration of the application the Borough Council approved the designation of the parish of Wollaston as the 'Wollaston Neighbourhood Area'.  Details of the notice of adoption and the plan area can be found below:

Draft Plan for Regulation 14 (pre-submission) consultation purposes

Wollaston Parish Council completed consultation under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 on 15 January 2015. A summary of the responses received will be included in the final consultation statement, along with how they have been incorporated into the plan.

BCW Determination on the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

In line with the requirements of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), BCW have assisted Wollaston Parish Council in identifying whether there is a requirement for SEA to provide clarity prior to the point of submission. As a result Wollaston Parish Council have issued the following determination, following consultation with the Statutory Bodies, confirming that full SEA is not required in support of the Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan:

BCW Determination on the need for Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

In line with the councils duty to support Wollaston Parish Council in determining whether any assessment of the impact of the plan on local habitats is required, consultation was undertaken with Natural England and the following determination has been made in respect of the need for any further appropriate assessment of the Plan:

Draft Plan for Regulation 16 publicity

The submission package of the Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan has now been received by the council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The following attached documents were received from Wollaston Parish Council and  available for comment during the course of the 6-week publicity period, required under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012:

The following document was also submitted to the council and comprises links to all of the other main sources of existing published evidence consulted during the course of the Plan making process:

Following receipt of the attached documentation the legality of the Plan proposal was checked by officers. The following confirmation was issued to Wollaston Parish Council confirming that the Plan is legal in every respect:

As a result the statutory publicity period a number of representations were received to the plan and are available to view:

Information on the independent examination

In March 2016 the council appointed an external and independent examiner, Mr Richard High, to review whether the Plan meets the basic condition tests (as described in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) and should therefore move forward to referendum. Mr High has since concluded his examination and returned a favourable recommendation that, subject to a number of modifications to the Plan it should proceed to referendum.

The council considered the examiner’s report at Development Committee on 27June 2016. The decision statement has now been published and can be inspected in the council’s main reception at Swanspool House.

 Decision Statement in respect of Wollaston Neighbourhood Plan

The decision statement confirms that subject to a number of modifications to the plan it can now proceed to referendum.


The referendum took place on 8 September 2016.  Further information can be found on the pages dedicated to the referendum.  75.8% of those voting voted in favour of the plan.  Full details of the result are available here.