Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan
Whittlesey Town Council has prepared a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Whittlesey. It was formally made by a meeting of the Full Council on 22nd May 2023.
Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version - May 2023 (PDF) [3MB]
The Town Council held a formal consultation (the 'Regulation 14' consultation) on their draft neighbourhood plan during summer 2021.
Whittlesey Town Council considered all responses received during their 'Regulation 14' consultation and amended their plan as they deemed necessary. They formally submitted their neighbourhood plan to Fenland District Council in June 2022 for independent examination.
Consultation and Appointment of Examiner
A consultation under 'Regulation 16' on the submitted version of the Neighbourhood Plan ran between July 8 and September 1, 2022. A number of representations were received which have been compiled into a single document. All responses can be read here (PDF) [3MB]
An Examiner, Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI was appointed by Fenland District Council and Whittlesey Town Council in September 2022 to independently examine the Neighbourhood Plan.
In his initial assessment the Examiner has asked two clarifying questions of Fenland District Council and Whittlesey Town Council which, together with responses, can be found here:
- Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Questions 17.10.22 - Fenland District Council and Whittlesey Town Council Response (PDF) [433KB]
- Country Park - Response to Examiners questions 17.10.2022 (PDF) [309KB]
The Examiner issued his Final Report (PDF) [947KB] in November 2022. In summary he considered the Neighbourhood Plan met the basic conditions required by legislation subject to the incorporation of his recommended modifications.
Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Fenland District Council issued a Decision Statement (PDF) [683KB] accepting the Examiners' recommendations and approving the Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan for a referendum within the designated Whittlesey Neighbourhood Area.
The referendum was held on Thursday, February 23rd 2023. For more information, visit our Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum page.
Whittlesey Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Result
Number cast in favour of a YES = 1577 votes
Number cast in favour of a NO = 458 votes
Turnout = 14.95%
Supporting documents and further information
A copy of the Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version - May 2023 (PDF) [3MB] , Decision Statement (Regulation 19) (PDF) [85KB] , and all other supporting documents can be downloaded from this webpage.
To find out more about the Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan, please visit the Whittlesey Town Council website.