Neighbourhood Plan

Page updated 2nd Dec 2016 


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.

A huge amount of information was gathered locally when the Town Plan was created for Droitwich Spa ten years ago. Sadly, this became more of a reference document than a chartered course and much remains of concern today. It might however provide some fuel to drive a Neighbourhood Plan

Why not have a look at the old Town Plan? Here is all the relevant documentation....a fascinating read! Click on each of the red .pdf logos to open files. If you need a copy of Adobe Reader a free copy may be downloaded here.

Town Plan 2010 Supporting Document

64 Ways of Improving the Look of Droitwich Spa

And here is a further link to

Government's "My Community Website" on Neighbourhood Planning - CLICK HERE