Wroughton neighbourhood plan

The Wroughton Neighbourhood Plan was adopted (“made”) as part of the statutory development plan for the Borough on the 14 July 2016. The decision was taken at the Full Council meeting following a recommendation from Cabinet. The adopted version of the Plan, can be found below;

Previous stages

Wroughton neighbourhood plan referendum

A referendum on the Wroughton Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday, 9 June 2016 in Wroughton Parish. It was conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

The question asked was:

'Do you want Swindon Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Wroughton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

For Wroughton, the neighbourhood area is the entire parish of Wroughton. The neighbourhood area is the same as the referendum areas.

87% of those who cast votes in the referendum voted in favour of a YES.

A number of supporting documents were produced for the Referendum

Basic conditions statement

At Special Committee of 26 April 2016 the Council agreed that the Submission draft Wroughton neighbourhood Plan, as modified in line with the recommendations of the independent examiner, met the Basic Conditions as set out in Schedule 4B of the Town & Country Planning Act (1990) (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) and authorised a referendum to take place.

Examination of the Wroughton neighbourhood plan

Mr Andrew Matheson MSc MPA DipTP MRTPI FCIH was appointed as the Independent Examiner and all comments received at the Local Authority publicity consultation were passed on for his consideration.

The Examiner issued his Report into the Wroughton Neighbourhood Plan on the 4 April 2016. He concluded that, subject to modifications, the Wroughton Neighbourhood Plan will meet the necessary basic conditions  (as set out in Schedule 4b (8) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and subject to these modifications being made may proceed to referendum.

Submission Draft Wroughton Neighbourhood Plan

Wroughton Parish Council submitted the Wroughton Neighbourhood Plan to the Borough Council in October 2015 for assessment by an independent examiner. The Plan and associated documents were publicised for consultation by Swindon Borough Council for six weeks between 5 November and 17 December 2015 (the Local Authority publicity consultation).

The following responses to the consultation were received:

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