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Updated October 2016

Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan - Referendum
Thursday October 6th, 2016

The number of votes cast was:
Yes - 469 (96.7%)
No - 16 (3.3%)
Spoilt papers - 1
Turnout 45.2%

A full copy of the Plan is available at the Village Shop, or click here to download (PDF)

Referendum result - Thank you!

On 6th October 2016, over 45% of the electorate in Barford gave an overwhelming endorsement (97%) in favour of Warwick District Council (WDC) using the published Neighbourhood Plan as a part of the planning procedure.

Thank you for engaging with your working party and helping us both to formulate the Plan, and to support it in the referendum.

The BNDP working party (we are all named on the last page of the Plan document), which was formed in 2013, thought it was, and still think that it is, essential for Barford to have a Neighbourhood Development Plan if the residents were to have any say in the way our village was developed. There were many steps towards the final Plan, and it went through a number of revisions to reflect the feedback on earlier drafts.

We hope that the Plan will be used to ensure that the aspects of Barford that we treasure will be preserved for future generations. Anyone seeking planning permission should re-read the Plan (see link to download above) to ensure their proposals are consistent with it.

Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan - History

In 2013 there were separate Parish Meetings of Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton. At the Parish meeting of Barford in April 2013, those present indicated a desire to investigate formulating a Neighbourhood Plan.

The Joint Parish Council ("JPC") of Barford, Wasperton and Sherbourne discussed the proposal in the JPC meeting in May, when the representatives from Wasperton and Sherbourne were supportive of Barford's plans, but did not wish to include their own parishes. A Neighbourhood Plan was not pursued in either of the respective parish meetings for Wasperton or Sherbourne

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 enable communities to provide a suggested structure for future development of a defined area. If a Neighbourhood Plan is made, it will be used as the first point of reference when the District Council consider planning applications.

A working party or "Steering Group" was formed, and informal consultation with the village pursued. We had to wait for the Warwick District Council to complete its plans to amend the boundaries of a number of parishes before the area could be designated, which step was taken in August 2014. There is now a Draft Plan for consultation which has been drawn up following the informal consultation events held over the last year. The Plan covers the period for the next 15 years, ie 2014 - 2029

Thanks to all who made Responses to the BNDP.

Many of the comments were in favour of the Plan as a whole and we thank you for taking the time to add your support. Some of the comments were already covered in the full version of the Plan and others were in areas which are outside the remit of a Neighbourhood Plan. We have considered all the Responses and amended the Plan to take note of your comments where this was applicable.

We have some more work to do on the drawings and maps and then intend to submit the Plan to WDC in February or early March

Your opinions are essential. It is the views of the community that matter. How do you want your community to develop? Have we understood the balance you would like struck?

We would like to hear from everyone...... It is equally important to let us know that you approve, as it is to let us know there is something wrong.

Giles Harrison-Hall
(Chairman of the Working Party)

Documents, click to download:

Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan (submitted version)

Consultation Statement (submitted version)

Barford Basic Conditions Statement

Consultation Summary October 2014

Barford draft Neighbourhood development plan for consultation October 2014 (now superseded)

BNDP Planning context

Barford Sherbourne and Wasperton Housing Needs survey




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