Wootton and St Helen Without

Wootton Parish Council and St Helen Without Parish Councils are working on a neighbourhood plan.  The process gives communities the power to develop a shared vision for their area. Neighbourhood Plans can shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development, by influencing local planning decisions as part of the statutory development plan. Neighbourhood plans should not promote less development than set out in strategic policies for the area or undermine those strategic policies.

What's happening now? 

The Council accepted the recommendation from Cabinet to make the Wootton and St Helen Without neighbourhood plan on 18 December 2019. The council's decision statement and made plan will be published in due course.  

On 24 October residents voted for the adoption of the Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan. The official results were:

  • Votes in favour of adopting the neighbourhood plan (YES vote): 544 (89.5%)
  • Votes against adopting the neighbourhood plan (NO vote): 64 (10.5%)
  • Turnout: 17.1%

 Section 3 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (as amended) gives neighbourhood plans full legal effect once they have passed their local referendum.

Link to official declaration of results, published by democratic services here.

 Take a look at:

Supporting Documents:

 You can view the Clarification Meeting note here. (411.1 KB) PDF

The suggested policy wording (231.3 KB) PDF  and corresponding map (5.7 MB) JPEG image  agreed at the separate meeting were sent to the examiner for his consideration.

You can view the submitted neighbourhood plan and supporting documents below:

More information on the process is available on our Neighbourhood Planning home page. If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please contact us.

Last reviewed: 20 - 12 - 2019

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