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Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan 'made'

At a meeting of Full Council on 27 February 2019, Bromsgrove District Council decided to 'make' the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2011-2030, which now forms part of the statutory development plan for determining planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

A copy of the Council's decision statement can be viewed here: Regulation 19 Decision Statement

The 'made' neighbourhood plan approved by referendum can be viewed here: Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2011-2030

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

A referendum was held on the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 10th January 2019. The referendum question asked the following : Do you want Bromsgrove District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Alvechurch Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

A notice of the referendum result can be viewed here: Notice of Result

Examiner's Report, Decision Statement and Referendum

Following an independent examination of the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan, the examiner's report was received by Bromsgrove District Council and Alvechurch Parish Council on the 7th November 2018. A modified version of the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to referendum.

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 Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), can be viewed below:


An independent examiner, Mr Robert Yuille, was appointed at the beginning of September 2018 to undertake an examination of the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan. Correspondence for the examination period can be viewed below:

Regulation 16 Responses

Following submission to the District Council earlier in 2018, the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan (APNP) was subject to a representation period from 28th June - 10th August 2018. A total of 17 representations were received by the District Council, each of which is available to view below:

Regulation 16 Representation Period

The Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan (APNP) has been submitted to Bromsgrove District Council and 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 the six week period as part of the Council's obligations under Regulation 16 of the above regulations.

The following documents have been submitted by Alvechurch 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 September 2015 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:

Area Designation

Bromsgrove District Council approved the designation of the parish of Alvechurch as a neighbourhood area in January 2013. This was in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The qualifying body was Alvechurch Parish Council.

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