West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2016-03-04
End date: 2016-04-22
Results: 2016-09-30
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[ARCHIVED] Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan

West Berkshire Council is currently consulting on the proposed Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan, which has been formally submitted by Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council. The Neighbourhood Plan will guide development in the parish of Stratfield Mortimer up to 2026.

The council have accepted that the proposed plan meets the submission requirements and have issued a pdf icon Decision Notice [319kb] to the Parish Council.

Neighbourhood Plans are formal planning documents prepared by town and parish council in consultation with their local community. They allow local people to shape the future of the areas in which they live. They have to be in general conformity with national planning policies and the West Berkshire Local Plan.

Following the consultation the comments received will be passed to an independent examiner who will consider the representations and recommend whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be put to a community referendum. Where there is a majority 'yes' vote the council will adopt the Neighbourhood Plan into the Development Plan.

You can see the Neighbourhood Plan and other documents relating to the consultation below:

This consultation is closed.

 

 

What we did

The examination took place between May and August 2016 with a hearing session at the end of August 2016. The council received the examiner's report at the end of October 2016, which recommended the plan should not progress to referendum due to a lack of landscape evidence.

However, local planning authorities can propose to make a decision that differs from that recommended by the examiner as a result of new evidence. New landscape evidence was prepared in January 2017, and West Berkshire Council officers are now proposing to recommend that the NDP proceeds to referendum. You can respond to the proposal, using our Consultation Portal