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Neighbourhood Plan - Governance
West Lavington Parish Council image Photograph courtesy Paul Rayner

The Neighbourhood Plan comprises the following stages:


The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group was first created by West Lavington Parish Council in January 2012.The Group membership has been invited from the widest cross-section of the community as practicable. At the time of submission of the Neighbourhood Plan to Wiltshire Council pursuant to Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and consultation pursuant to Regulation 16, membership is as listed in the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Membership document available in the Download Library Neighbourhood Plan Governance).

The Terms of Reference for the Group, and its structure, are also available there.

The Parish Council hears an update report from the Chairman of the Steering Group at each of its monthly meetings, providing challenge and scrutiny of work in progress. Key ‘gateway’ stages of the planning process are brought for final decision, acknowledging the democratic accountability of the Council and its role as lead ‘nominated body’.

The Steering Group is made up of a number of Parish Councillors and volunteers. A small Core Group has also been created from within the Steering Group to lead the basic administration of the programme and to ensure the smooth running of the Steering Group’s business.

Minutes of the Steering Group are available in Download Library Neighbourhood Plan Meetings.

Links to Wiltshire Council are maintained through liaison with a Link Officer, nominated from its Spatial Planning team.
The Neighbourhood Planning Area - Designation

Before detailed work could begin, the Parish of West Lavington needed to be formally designated as a 'Neighbourhood Planning Area' by Wiltshire Council. You can see the Designation application, and the decision by Wiltshire Council, in the Download Library (Neighbourhood Plan Governance).


Data Protection

West Lavington Parish Council has a duty to protect personal information and will process personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Data Protection Act 2018 and any amendments to the Act. The personal data you provide will only be used for the purpose of this Neighbourhood Plan. The data will be stored on computer and/or manual files. You have a right to a copy of your personal information held by any organisation, with some exemptions.

To gain access to your personal data held by the parish council or if you have any Data Protection concerns please contact the parish council’s Data Protection Officer (the Clerk to the Council) on 07782 251464 or email clerk@westlavington.org.uk