Regulation 14 Consultation of Woodmancote NDP – 22 March 2021 to 4 May 2021

Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to prepare a shared development vision for their area.  This Neighbourhood Development Plan seeks to help shape, direct, and deliver sustainable development by influencing the planning policies and decisions made by Tewkesbury Borough Council.  Neighbourhood Development Plans must conform with local plan policies and can amplify the planning decision-making framework. 

This plan will help ensure that planning proposals take account of Woodmancote’s circumstances and needs.

Decisions about planning applications must comply with policies in the Neighbourhood Development Plan.  In Woodmancote, this means that planning decisions must pay heed to the policies in this Neighbourhood Development Plan when adopted (“made”) and in the Tewkesbury Borough Plan and the Joint Core Strategy.  This Neighbourhood Development Plan also anticipates development proposed in the review of the Borough Plan.

This plan has been prepared by a Steering group of Parish Councillors and Woodmancote residents and has had input from members of the public, local businesses, and Statutory Consultees such as the Local Planning Authority, the Lead Local Flood Authority, the AONB Management Board and the Highways Authority.  In particular, we held 2 public meetings and received a 38% response rate to the Residents’ Survey. We published the results of that survey and incorporated any feedback we received from those findings.

A great deal of work has gone into this Neighbourhood Development Plan to date and now WE WANT YOUR VIEWS ON THE DRAFT POLICIES IN THE PLAN SO THAT WE KNOW THAT WE ARE SUBMITTING OUR FINAL PROPOSAL TO TEWKESBURY BOROUGH COUNCIL IN LINE WITH OUR COMMUNITY’S EXPECTATIONS.

Documents are available to download via the links below – (Opens in new .pdf Window)

Woodmancote NDP Regulation 14 Draft (March 2021)

Appendixes 1-4 Woodmancote NDP Regulation 14 Draft (March 2021)

Appendix 5 Woodmancote Character Assessment (January 2021)

Appendix 6 Quantum of Housing Stock Outside the Settlement Boundary

A small number of printed versions of the draft Regulation 14 Neighbourhood Development Plan are available on request.  Please contact@woodmancotendp.co.uk or call 07926 534700 regarding this. 

Due to current Government restrictions the Parish Council and Steering Group are not holding any drop-in events. However, there will be an online discussion event on Tuesday 6th April at 7pm.  The Zoom link, meeting ID and passcode is available – HERE  (Opens in a new .pdf window)

You may comment on the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan by using either of the following 3 options :

  1. Online Form – (Opens in a new Microsoft Forms window)
  2. Download and complete form via link – WNDP Questionnaire Form (Opens in a new window) and send hard copy to either address below :
    • Cllr Caz Cameron, Communications Cllr, 5 Britannia Way, Woodmancote, Cheltenham, GL52 9QW
    • Emma Bennett, Clerk, Woodmancote Parish Council, c/o 5 Parton Drive, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JL
  3. Request a paper copy by calling 07926 534700 or email contact@woodmancotendp.co.uk and we will send you a copy in the post to be returned as detailed in option 2 above.  

The consultation period for this stage is from 22nd March 2021 to 5pm on 4th May 2021

Please make every effort to complete the survey within this time period. 

If you have any questions about the plan or the survey, please email contact@woodmancotendp.co.uk