Wye Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission

Notice of Publication of the Wye Neighbourhood Plan Proposal -The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 – Regulation 16

Neighbourhood planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011, and enables local communities to shape development and growth in their area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood development order or a community right to build order.

A Neighbourhood Plan covers a geographic area and can be taken forward by town and parish councils or 'neighbourhood forums'. A Neighbourhood Plan, if approved, becomes part of the statutory development plan for that area and will be used in determining planning applications.

Stages of the Neighbourhood Plan Process:

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 Source: Locality Roadmap

The Wye Proposal

Wye with Hinxill Parish Council have submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Ashford Borough Council. This triggers a six week formal consultation period prior to the plan being examined by an independent examiner.

The six week formal consultation period started on Monday 15th June 2015 but has now been extended by two weeks following the change in ownership of one of the proposed site allocations.

Where and when the neighbourhood plan may be viewed:

The plan and background evidence can be viewed and commented on through this portal, which is the quickest option as you only have to provide your contact details once, and can amend your comments and add as many as you like.

Paper copies of the neighbourhood plan are available to view at Wye Library: Closed (Monday, Wednesday and Sunday); open 9am - 12 noon (Tuesday); 2pm - 6pm (Thursday); 9am - 5pm (Friday); 10am - 2pm (Saturday), where you will also find representation forms to complete.

Alternatively you can respond by completing the representation form found on this portal and emailing it to planningpolicy@ashford.gov.uk, or send representations by post to Planning Policy, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL.

The formal consultation period will now run between Monday 15th June and end on Monday 10th August 2015.

As such, any comments should be received by the Council by 5pm on Monday 10th August 2015. Comments received after this time may not be considered.

If you would like to be notified of the Council’s decision on whether to accept the Examiner’s recommendation and future progress of the Wye plan, then please state this in your representation when prompted.

To view and make comments on the Wye Neighbourhood Plan please view the document in the Consultation Documents link below (First document)

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    15 Jun 2015 at 09:00
  • Closed
    10 Aug 2015 at 17:00