Neighbourhood Plan

Page updated 28 Oct 2018  


A group of like-minded people across all sectors of the community have been getting together for some time drawing up a proposal to present to the Town Council for their consideration and in principle their endorsement.

Following a vast amount of research into the Pros and Cons of a Neighbourhood Plan for Droitwich Spa, our Town Council are allowing the investigative process to continue. As of December 2016 there have been two very successful public meetings to illustrate its benefits to the town, how it will be funded, supported and administered, as well as some of the pitfalls. 

What is a Neighbourhood Plan? The government writes: Neighbourhood Planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area

There is a great deal of work & time involved for a Neighbourhood Plan to reach official assessment stage, and acceptance of a plan can take up to two years before final ratification and set-in-stone as local law.

Neighbourhood Plan working committees have been set up from a cross-section of highy motivated people in the town and exciting times are ahead to bring the plan to fruition. Of course it needs to be embraced and supported by our townsfolk and business community, so please do your own research to evaluate its merits and if you feel this is the path our great town should follow, give it your support when needed.

To illustrate some of the topics being investigated as part of many plans across the country, take a look at the government's website for general information

Government's "My Community Website" on Neighbourhood Planning

Since early meetings, momentum now gathering, working sub-sommittees formed and the application for a NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN via our Town Council now on Wychavon DC website

Still much to do and many processes to follow but EXCITING TIMES!