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Why the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan failed

News that the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan was rejected at referendum has spread rapidly across social media and has even been picked up by local and national press - see BBC article.

The story has garnered a lot of attention as it is highly unusual for a Neighbourhood Plan to be rejected. The Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan is only the third Neighbourhood Plan not to be supported by residents.

At the referendum held on 14 March 2019, the Neighbourhood Plan was rejected, albeit by a very slim margin of just 22 votes.
'No' Campaign Prior to the referendum, Labour town councillors led a campaign which encouraged local people to vote against the Neighbourhood Plan. 
Based on the literature shared by the campaign group, opposition to the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan appears to be pointed at three key issues: Impacts on the town and its infrastructure of the overall scale of growth Middlewich is expected deliverDisagreement with the individual sites identified by the Neighbourhood …

Essential reading for Neighbourhood Planners

Through my site neighbourhood-planning.co.uk I have attempted to explain the neighbourhood planning process, and provide regular blog posts on the latest issues affecting neighbourhood planning. But where can you go to find out more?

In this article I attempt to summarise where you should go for the most useful information and guidance, and where you can find funding and support for writing a Neighbourhood Plan.
Locality Toolkits and Guidance Locality administer the government's current programme of support for neighbourhood planning groups, and Locality's neighbourhoodplanning.org site should be your first port of call when writing a Neighbourhood Plan.
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Appeal decision: Secretary of State rejects site due to landscape concerns - Highnam Neighbourhood Plan

In the appeal decisions I've reviewed to date, the outcome has often been disappointing for the Neighbourhood Plans involved.

However, in a recent appeal case the Secretary of State applied the policies of a Neighbourhood Plan to refuse outline planning permission for 40 dwellings, despite a lack of housing land supply.

The planning appeal for a 50 dwelling scheme at land south of Oakridge, Highnam, Gloucestershire, was dismissed by a Planning Inspector, after being refused planning permission by Tewkesbury Borough Council. The appeal decision was called in by the Secretary of State (SoS), The Right Honourable James Brokenshire MP, who agreed with the Planning Inspector's recommendation.

The decision was issued 20 December 2018, under appeal reference APP/G1630/W/17/3184272.
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