What is the Neighbourhood Development Plan?

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) will shape and focus the development of Harvington until 2030.
The current draft has been developed by the community of Harvington and approved by Harvington Parish Council.
The eventual plan will be submitted to an Independent Examiner before then going on to a public referendum.

Regulation 14 Consultation

The Regulation 14 consultation started on 27th April 2018 and ended at 5pm on Saturday 9th June.

The consultation responses will be tabulated and published on this site.

The NDP, ERJ and associated evidence and maps used in that consultation can still be seen here, but they will soon be revised in response to the consultation.

Processing of responses

Every response will be considered and potentially used to modify the plan before it is formally submitted to Wychavon District Council.
All responses will be public and will be published.
Please read the Neighbourhood Plan Privacy Notice to understand how the Parish Council will use the information provided.

What happens next?

Once the consultation responses have been tabulated the plan has to proceed through the following stages:
  1. The responses will be considered and amendments made to the plan, where deemed appropriate by the Parish Council,
  2. The amended plan will be passed to Wychavon District Council, who will undertake a 'Regulation 16 consultation' among statutory authorities,
  3. The plan will then be examined by an independent planning examiner,
  4. The examiner's findings will be considered, and further amendments made where necessary,
  5. The final version of the plan will be submittted by Wychavon District Council to a referendum of the electorate of Harvington,
  6. If there is a simple majority in favour of the plan, it will then be 'made' and will come into force.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which controls the process and content of neighbourhood plans is to be revised by the government 'this summer'; the Parish Council may be advised to wait to assess the impact of the new NPPF before proceeding to the regulation 16 consultation.

How was the draft plan produced?

The draft plan was produced by a volunteer Steering Group of villagers. Their working methodology, survey results, meeting minutes and background papers and photographs are recorded on this web site and can be seen by using the menu items at the top of this page.
The draft plan was then revised by our planning consultant - Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services - who has also advised the Parish Council on this consultation process.