West Lavington Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (Regulation 14)

The Neighbourhood Plan is progressing and the Parish Council have agreed the Draft Neighbourhood Plan which is being published for statutory consultation as the Pre-Submission draft in accordance with Regulation 14 of Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012.


This draft Neighbourhood Plan has been published for public consultation, the consultation period runs for a period of 7 weeks:


From Friday 24th November 2017 to Friday 12th January 2018


A Neighbourhood Plan is an important tool for local communities to shape the development and growth of the parish, in this case over the next 9 years or so until 2026. Once adopted any planning application in the parish will be judged against the Neighbourhood Plan. It is an important part of the process that we keep the community informed and seek the views of various people at each stage. 


In November 2015 the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group undertook Issues consultation on the first draft of the Plan which involved liaison with Wiltshire Council, statutory consultees, local organisations and local residents.


Following that consultation the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have reviewed all responses received and have put together the Draft Plan for its first public statutory consultation. It includes four themed sections: Growth; Infrastructure, Services and Facilities; Built Environment; and Natural Environment, for consultation.


These are all issues that are important to the community and within each section policies are included to guide the development and use of land. Each Policy contains an introduction and explanatory text followed by the Policy itself in coloured text.


The following documents have been published by West Lavington Parish Council:


The 'Neighbourhood Plan' is made up of 3 documents:

  • The Plan
  • Policies Map  
  • Housing Allocation Site Development Brief 


The Neighbourhood Plan documents are available on the documents tab to the right hand side of this page.


We want to know your views; this must be done in writing as follows:


You can email the Response Form to: clerk@westlavington.org.uk


Or post the Response Form to:

The Parish Council Clerk, 2 The Mercers, High Street, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN104BE


Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response Form (MS Word)
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response[...]
Microsoft Word document [60.0 KB]
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response Form (PDF)
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [443.0 KB]

Your comments must be received by midnight on 12th January 2018. Any response received after this time will not be counted


In addition to the 3 documents that form the 'Neighbourhood Plan' the Parish Council has published a number of supporting documents. These can also be viewed on the documents tab to the right hand side of this page.


Hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan have been placed at:

  • Market Lavington Library
  • Devizes Library
  • Costcutters shop, High Street, West Lavington
  • Surgery, High Street, West Lavington
  • Churchill public house, High Street, West Lavington (not available 25/11 - 30/11/17)


During December 2017 and January 2018 the Parish Council are undertaking community engagement in the parish through drop-in sessions where local residents can find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan. 


These are being held in the Giles Room at West Lavington Village Hall on:

  1. Saturday 2nd December 2017 - 10am to 1pm
  2. Tuesday 19th December 2017 - 6pm to 9pm
  3. Saturday 6th January 2018 - 10am to 1pm
  4. Wednesday 10th January 2018 - 6pm to 9pm

You are welcome to attend any of these sessions which have been arranged across different times and days of the week for the convenience of those wishing to attend.

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