Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plan 'Made'
At a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, Bromsgrove District Council decided to 'make' the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan 2018-2030, which now forms part of the statutory development plan for determining planning applications in the neighbourhood area.
Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result
A referendum was held on the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 12th December 2019. The referendum question asked the following; Do you want Bromsgrove District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
A notice if the referendum result can be viewed here: Notice of result
Examiner's Report, Decision Statement and Referendum
Following an independent examination of the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan, the examiner's report was received by Bromsgrove District Council and the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on the 12th September 2019. A modified version of the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan will now proceed to Referendum.
- Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan- Referendum Information Statement
In addition to the information statement, the specified documents for the referendum period in line with regulation 4 of the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations 2012 and regulations 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) regulations 2012 (as amended), can be viewed below;
- Examiner's Report 12th September 2019
- Bromsgrove District Council 'Regulation 18' Decision Statement
- Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett neighbourhood Development Plan as modified
- Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan- Summary of Regulation 16 Representations
- General Planning Information Statement
An independent examiner, Mr Andrew Matheson, was appointed at the beginning of April 2019 to undertake an examination of the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan. Correspondence for the examination period can be viewed below:
Regulation 16 Responses
Following the submission to the District Council earlier in 2019, the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to a representation period from the 14th February-29th March 2019. A total of 15 representations were received by the District Council, each of which is available to view below:
- LBCH1 Harris Lamb OBO Barratt Homes.pdf
- LBCH2 Birmingham CC.pdf
- LBCH3 Savills OBO Cala Homes.pdf
- LBCH4 Catshill North Marlbrook PC.pdf
- LBCH5 Claremont Planning OBO Spitfire Homes.pdf
- LBCH6 Coal Authority Response.pdf
- LBCH7 DJM Consulting.pdf
- LBCH8 Environment Agency.pdf
- LBCH9 Highways England.pdf
- LBCH10 Historic England.pdf
- LBCH11 National Grid.pdf
- LBCH12 Natural England.pdf
- LBCH13 Severn Trent.pdf
- LBCH14 Sport England.pdf
- LBCH15 Worcestershire Country Council.pdf
Regulation 16 Representation Period
The joint Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Bromsgrove District Council. The District Council is satisfied the Neighbourhood Plan is in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). The plan is therefore being publicised and representations are invited during a six week period from 14th February - 29th March 2019 as part of the Council's obligations under Regulation 16 of the above regulations.
The following documents have been jointly submitted by Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Parish Council (the 'qualifying body') to Bromsgrove District Council:
In order to provide a clear representation(s) on the plan, it is preferred that you make your comments on this specific representation form (although other responses will be accepted). It is important to specify which part of the neighbourhood plan (by page and/or paragraph and/or policy number) you are commenting on.
SEA and HRA Screening Assessment
A screening assessment was undertaken in to check if the emerging draft Neighbourhood Plan required a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA). The three statutory consultees were consulted (Environment Agency, Historic England, and Natural England). The SEA and HRA screening assessment and the consultee responses can be viewed here:
Bromsgrove District Council approved the designation of the area covering Lickey & Blackwell parish and Cofton Hackett parish as a neighbourhood area in October 2014. The qualifying bodies were Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett parish councils.
Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan pages (External Website)
Cofton Hackett Parish Council website (External Website)