Wigmore Group Parish Council Neigbourhood Plan

NDP – Referendum – Thursday 25th July 2019

Published June 13, 2019

The majority of people who voted in the 25th July 2019 referendum on the Wigmore Group’s Neighbourhood Plan voted in favour of the plan. This means that the Wigmore Group’s Neighbourhood Development Plan will now be taken into account by Herefordshire Council when deciding planning applications in the Wigmore Group area. Please click on the link below to find out more.

Declaration-of-Result-of-Poll-Wigmore-Group

Wigmore Group Parish Council wish to thank everyone who has helped produce this document including present and past councillors, members of the Steering Group and residents.

The final version of the Wigmore Group Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed here.

Wigmore-Neighbourhood-Development-Plan-June-2019

The reports below have been prepared by Herefordshire Council.

Wigmore_Env_Report_June19

Wigmore_HRA_Report_June19

All the documents for the Wigmore Group Neighbourhood Development Plan can be read on the Herefordshire Council website at

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3121/wigmore_group_neighbourhood_development_plan


NDP – Examination Stage

Published March 6, 2019

The Regulation 16 consultation closed on 27th February. The comments received during this consultation can be read on the Herefordshire Council website at

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3121/wigmore_group_neighbourhood_development_plan 

Please click below for Wigmore Group Parish Council’s responses to the comments submitted at this consultation.

WG NDP Summary comments received 2nd R16 PC responses final 09.04.19

The Wigmore Group Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been sent for examination by an independent examiner who will carry out an independent review of the plan and NDP process.


NDP Regulation 16 Re-submission Consultation – 16 January to 27 February 2019

Published January 16, 2019

The Wigmore Group’s NDP has now been passed to Herefordshire Council for the Regulation 16 Re-submission Consultation.

This consultation will take place between 16 January to 27 February 2019. During this consultation period the plan can be viewed at The Hereford Customer Centre, Blueschool Street, Hereford and in Wigmore at the village hall, village shop, St James Church and The Oak. It is also available electronically at any Customer Service Centre and Library within the county.
The Regulation 16 Consultation document, and its supporting documents, are available online on Herefordshire Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan website:
The Regulation 16 Consultation document, and its supporting documents, are available online on Herefordshire Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan website:
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3121/wigmore_group_neighbourhood_development_plan
The direct web-link to the Plan itself is:
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/16702/neighbourhood_development_plan_january_2019.pdf 

If you wish to make comments or representations you can do so by contacting Herefordshire Council and this can be done by:


NDP Committee Agenda 9 November 2018

The parish council has decided to consider the comments submitted during the Regulation 16 consultation and re-submit the NDP for a second Regulation 16 consultation. The comments will be considered by a committee of the parish council and if relevant these will be incorporated into the revised NDP document. The NDP Committee will hold meetings over the next few weeks at which members of the public may attend.

Please click to download the agenda for the next meeting of the NDP Committee on 9 November 2018, 1pm at Wigmore Village Hall.

NDP Comm. Agenda – Nov 2018


NDP Regulation 16 Consultation – 14 August to 9 October 2018

Published August 14, 2018

The Wigmore Group’s NDP has now been passed to Herefordshire Council for the next stage in the NDP process – Regulation 16 Consultation.

This consultation will take place between 14 August to 9 October 2018. During this consultation period the plan can be viewed at The Hereford Customer Centre, Blueschool Street, Hereford and in Wigmore at the village hall, village shop, St James Church and The Oak. It is also available electronically at any Customer Service Centre and Library within the county.
The Regulation 16 Consultation document, and its supporting documents, are available online on Herefordshire Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan website:
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3121/wigmore_group_neighbourhood_development_plan
The direct web-link to the Plan itself is:
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/14824/neighbourhood_development_plan_july_2018

If you wish to make comments or representations you can do so by contacting Herefordshire Council and this can be done by:


NDP Regulation 15 Documents

Published August 2, 2018

Please find below the documents prepared for submission to Herefordshire Council as the next part in the NDP process moving to Regulation 16 Consultation.

Wigmore Group Neighbourhood Plan – Submission Document.

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Wigmore Group Neighbourhood Plan – Submission Document with track changes.

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Responses and Actions to Reg 14 Consultation 11/12/17 to 29/01/18

WGPC-Responses-Actions-to-Draft-Plan-Redacted-02.08.18


Wigmore Group’s NDP Timeline to date

Published February 26, 2018

WIGMORE GROUP’S NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN (NDP) TIMELINE

  • 2012 WGPC agreed to register for the production of a Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • 2012 the villages boundaries were defined and registered
  • 2013 a villages survey on resident’s wishes was held
  • NDP forum established with both councillors and residents
  • Application for funding for the NDP process underway
  • 2013 a summary of survey findings published
  • 2014 grant awarded
  • 2014 Consultant appointed to assist in the NDP production
  • 2014 Open meetings in village hall for all residents to discuss NDP matters
  • 2014/2015 Draft Plan produced
  • 2015/2016 Regular discussions with community on NDP matters
  • 2016 Draft NDP goes out for community consultation
  • 2017 Comments arising from the consultations reviewed by WGPC and boundaries revised
  • 2017 Comments from Hereford Council and the independent examiners on other village plans reviewed
    by WGPC and amendments made to boundaries and housing allocations
  • 2017 Draft 4 of the WGPC NDP now finalised and agreed by Hereford Council and WGPC
  • 2017/2018 Draft NDP out for consultation by residents and other interested parties – completion date 29th
    Jan 2018
  • 2018 Steering Group start considering comments arising from the draft consultation

Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan; 2nd Regulation 14 Consultation

Published December 11, 2017

Wigmore Group Parish Council Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation

Notification of the formal public consultation on the Wigmore Group Draft Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14 Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012)

Your Parish Council has been preparing a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the four parishes of Wigmore Group. This draft plan has been based on residents’ views that have been expressed through consultation and also on Herefordshire Council’s Core Strategy.

The Draft Plan has now been published for formal consultation with local residents, statutory bodies, businesses and other interested bodies. The consultation period runs from Monday 11 December 2017 until 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018.

During this consultation you may view the draft plan and associated documents on this web page. You can also see paper copies of the draft plan at Wigmore Village Shop, Wigmore Village Hall, St James’ Church, The Oak and The Castle.

If you would like to make any comments on this draft plan during the consultation period you can either email them to the parish clerk at clerk.wigmoregpc@outlook.com  Or you can put them in writing and send them to 6 Bury Court Park, Wigmore, Leominster, HR6 9US. A Response form is attached for your convenience however you may respond in a different format if you so choose.

If you have any difficulties in viewing the draft plan or making comments, you may contact our parish clerk, Jano Rochefort on 01568 770282.

Comments must be received by 5pm on 29 January 2018

Wigmore Group Draft NDP Wigmore-Second-Reg-14-Draft-Neighbourhood-Plan-September-2017-3

Wigmore Group Environmental Report Wigmore_Env_Report_Nov17

Wigmore Group Habitats Regulations Assessment Wigmore_Group_HRA_Report_Nov17

Response Form Draft-Plan-Response-sheet

What will happen next?

Following this public consultation, the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan will be revised and a final plan will be submitted to Herefordshire Council to check that it complies with all the necessary regulations. The final plan will then be published for another public consultation (Regulation 16). Following this, the final plan will be submitted to an Independent Examiner for assessment and, if passed, a referendum will take place on the plan.


Wigmore Group NDP – Steering Group Members

Published March 2, 2017

The members of the Steering Group are

Cllr. Bryan Casbourne
Cllr. Vic Harnett
Cllr. Alan Dowdy
Brian Ardy
Jano Rochefort – Clerk to WGPC


Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation

Published December 11, 2016

Wigmore Group Parish Council Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation

Notification of the formal public consultation on the Wigmore Group Draft Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14 Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012)

Your Parish Council has been preparing a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the four parishes of Wigmore Group. This draft plan has been based on residents’ views that have been expressed through consultation and also on Herefordshire Council’s Core Strategy.

The Draft Plan has now been published for formal consultation with local residents, statutory bodies, businesses and other interested bodies. The consultation period runs from Mon 12 December 2016 until 5pm on 30 January 2017.

During this consultation you may view the draft plan and associated documents on this web page. You can also see paper copies of the draft plan at Wigmore Village Shop, Wigmore Village Hall, St James’ Church, The Oak and The Castle.

If you would like to make any comments on this draft plan during the consultation period you can either email them to the parish clerk at clerk.wigmoregpc@outlook.com  Or you can put them in writing and send them to 6 Bury Court Park, Wigmore, Leominster, HR6 9US. A Response form is attached for your convenience however you may respond in a different format if you so choose.

If you have any difficulties in viewing the draft plan or making comments, you may contact our parish clerk, Jano Rochefort on 01568 770282.

Comments must be received by 5pm on 30 January 2017

Wigmore Group NDP Wigmore-Reg-14-Draft-Neighbourhood-Plan-V2-amend-oct-16-bc-d

Wigmore Environmental Report Wigmore_Env_Report_Nov17

Wigmore Habitats Regulations Assessment  Wigmore_HRA_Report_Sept16

Response Form Draft-Plan-Response-sheet

What will happen next?

Following this public consultation, the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan will be revised and a final plan will be submitted to Herefordshire Council to check that it complies with all the necessary regulations. The final plan will then be published for another public consultation (Regulation 16). Following this, the final plan will be submitted to an Independent Examiner for assessment and, if passed, a referendum will take place on the plan.


Wigmore Group of Parishes Neighbourhood Plan

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

Neighbourhood planning is a key part of the Localism Act. It is a process of determining and documenting the needs of our villages over the coming 20 years. This process requires consultation with residents and stakeholders as well as recognising the requirements of the Herefordshire Local Core Strategy 2011 to 2031.

The villages here are those covered by the Wigmore Group Parish – namely

  • Wigmore
  • Leinthall Starkes
  • Elton
  • Pipe Aston

What has been happening so far?

In these villages an initial paper survey has been conducted to gather residents views on a number of topics and  a draft neighbourhood plan has been published.

Wigmore-Third-Draft-Neighbourhood-Plan-25.11.14

After further consultations with residents and other stakeholders and an independent assessment of any proposals, the parish council will present a proposed plan to the local authority. Once agreed this plan will be the subject of a local referendum for residents.

With a simple majority in the referendum the plan may then be adopted and will have the force of law supporting it.


Neighbourhood Planning

Published January 1, 2016

Neighbourhood Planning

A process of determining and documenting the needs of our villages over the coming 20 years. This process requires consultation with residents and stakeholders as well as recognising the requirements of the Herefordshire Core Strategy 2013 to 2031.

The villages here are those covered by the Wigmore Group Parish – namely

  • Wigmore
  • Leinthall Starkes
  • Elton
  • Pipe Aston

In these villages an initial paper survey has been conducted to gather residents views on a number of topics. After further consultations with residents and other stakeholders and an independent assessment of any proposals, the parish council will present a proposed plan to the local authority. Once agreed this plan will be the subject of a local referendum for residents.

With a simple majority in the referendum the plan may then be adopted and will have the force of law supporting it.

A summary of the initial survey findings may be seen as follows:

A number of parish councillors have attended various seminars on Neighbourhood Planning with the local authority. A budget has been compiled and an application for funding is now underway. Within Herefordshire some 12 parishes have now successfully received a grant for their NP process. None have been refused.

The parish council has agreed to use a consultancy to assist with the production of the plan and the costs associated with this work has been included in the grant application. We have been successful in obtaining the grant and we have appointed Kirkwells to assist us in producing a Neighbourhood Plan document.

We are planning to hold an open meeting in mid year at which residents can find more information, take part in workshops, and make their views known to the NPO team on a range of topice including housing, touirism, commercial activities and others that may affect our community.