Woore Parish Council
Woore Examination now Complete!
We have now received the Examiner's Report on our draft Plan, which at the time of writing is shortly to be published on Shropshire Council's web site (and also then here and on the Neighbourhood Plan page). With mainly minor amendments he recommends that the draft Plan proceed to a Referendum of registered electors in the Parish in the New Year. The only exception is his removal of our sensitive gaps policy, but we feel this is mitigated by the adoption of a development boundary on the same lines, with all outside it (including the gaps between areas of development) being defined and protected as "open countryside". He has made no changes to the numbers or scale of our housing targets, or to our HS2 policy, that all land is restored to its original state on the completion of work.
The Team has notified Shropshire Council that it supports proceeding now to a referendum on the Plan as amended, and it was anticipated the Parish Council will also do so at its January meeting. This it did, on 14th January, unanimously agreeing " “Woore Parish Council supports the conclusions of the Examiner’s report into the Neighbourhood Plan, and agrees that there may be a need for Shropshire Council to provide additional minor clarifications to the examiner’s proposed modifications in order to ensure internal consistency between the Examiner’s conclusions and the resulting policies of the Neighbourhood Plan”. We hope soon to hear the Plan is ready to go to Referendum.
We now understand that Shropshire's Cabinet must vote to agree that the referendum is called, and its first available meeting to consider this is on 20th March, which would presumably lead to our vote being in April.
This is a very different referendum by the way from the one (whether first or second) currently constantly featuring in the TV News - it will be just us, and what we vote for will happen!
Update on the Woore examination by Shropshire Council, 9 November 2018
John Parmiter, the independent examiner appointed currently assessing the Woore Neighbourhood Plan, has informed us that the plan should be informed by a habitat regulation assessment (HRA) screening assessment. Whilst the impact upon environmental assets has been considered as part of the SEA screening assessment carried out by Woore Parish Council as part of their preparation of the plan, it is now considered necessary for us, as the responsible body, to undertake a specific HRA screening assessment to provide further certainty about the plan’s likely impacts on protected sites.
Mr Parmiter has therefore agreed to suspend the examination for a short period to allow us to undertake this process. An HRA screening assessment has therefore been prepared and is being consulted until Friday 7 December.
Following the consultation we'll consider any comments made and adjust the assessment if required. The final version of the assessment will then be sent to Mr Parmiter for his consideration, after which he will finalise his report. It's likely therefore that the examination process will be concluded by mid-December.
We are delighted to announce that on Friday 10 August, by agreement with representatives of the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Planning Team, Shropshire Council was able to make the appointment of Mr John Parmiter as Independent Examiner of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Woore Parish. He is an experienced Examiner, who has already fulfilled this role for other Shropshire Neighbourhood Plans. We now await his comments, which might be available in the course of October, in line with the timetable we have been working to.
Shropshire Council Consultation on the Final Draft Plan
This Consultation has now ended. Thank you to all those who responded.
Woore Parish Council (through the Neighbourhood Planning Team) has prepared a neighbourhood plan in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.
On 29 May, this neighbourhood plan was submitted to Shropshire Council.
The submission of the Woore Neighbourhood Plan is accompanied by a basic conditions statement, a consultation statement and an SEA screening opinion. Please follow the links on this page to view the submitted documents.
Publication and consultation of the neighbourhood plan
As required by Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, Shropshire Council are inviting representations during a public consultation on the submission version of the Woore Neighbourhood Plan: http://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/woore-neighbourhood-plan/
How do I make a comment?
Click on the 'How to get involved' tab on the page. Representations must be received by Shropshire Council no later than 5pm on Tuesday 24 July 2018. Representations received after this date won't be considered.
Representations can be submitted in writing using the contact details on the page:
- 0345 678 9004
- Shropshire Council
- Abbey Foregate
- SY2 6ND
You can also use the downloadable feedback form. Representations must be received by Shropshire Council no later than 5pm on Tuesday 24 July 2018. Representations received after this date will not be considered.
Hard copies of the Woore Neighbourhood Plan are available at the following locations for inspection during normal opening hours:
- Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
- Woore Country Store, 11 The Square, Woore, CW3 9SD
As part of your representation, you can request to be notified of the Council's decision on whether to make (adopt) the neighbourhood plan under Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.
Following the consultation, Shropshire Council will collate and submit all the responses received and send them to the appointed examiner, along with the submitted documents, for examination.
Following the examination, the appointed examiner will produce an examiner’s report and recommend whether the plan can be put to a public referendum or not. The council must then consider the examiner’s report and make a decision on whether to put the plan to public referendum or refuse it. If agreed, the council will arrange a referendum. If more than 50% of the votes at the referendum are in favour of the plan it will form part of Shropshire Council’s Local Development Plan.
- Woore draft neighbourhood plan.pdf
- Basic conditions statement.pdf
- Consultation statement.pdf - includes comments made at the first stage of consultation, and the Team's responses.
- SEA screening report.pdf
- Woore Neighbourhood Plan response form.doc
The Regulation 14 Public Consultation Period Has Now Ended
Team Meeting: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.30pm, Victory Hall
The Team worked through responses received in the consultation on the draft Plan, determine their view on each, and how to incorporate those which are accepted in the next draft.
Woore Neighbourhood Planning Team
Drop In Consultation 7th February 2018
Many thanks to all who attended the session in the Victory Hall for their comments and support - over 20 parishioners were present.
Governing and Parish Council Members
Any of our Governing or Parish Council Members will be happy to provide more information, or you can email us at email@example.com
Jon Furber - Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Clifford - Vice Chair email@example.com
Jeff West - Founding Chair
Karin Billany - Minutes Secretary
Cllr Malcolm Blake 01630 647892
Cllr Mike Cowey 01630 642963