Decision details

Highcliffe & Walkford Neighbourhood Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the outcome of the examination of the Highcliffe & Walkford Neighbourhood Plan and, to agree with the examiner's recommendations that subject to modifications, the plan meets basic conditions and can proceed to referendum taking place within the designated parish council area.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)         Accept the findings of the independent examiner’s report (Appendix 1) and recommendation that the area for referendum will the neighbourhood plan area. (Appendix 2);

(b)          Approve the Local Planning Authority’s Decision Statement and list of modifications (Appendix 3);

(c)          Approve the Highcliffe & Walkford Neighbourhood Plan (2020-2028), as modified (Appendix 4);

(d)          Recommend that the modified Highcliffe & Walkford Neighbourhood Plan proceeds to referendum on 15 December 2022; and

(e)          Agree that authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Planning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration to agree any further minor changes to the Neighbourhood Plan before it goes to the referendum.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration



To meet the statutory obligations including provisions set out in the from the Localism Act 2011, the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, and the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended).


Report author: Rebecca Landman

Publication date: 27/10/2022

Date of decision: 26/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 26/10/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/11/2022

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