BARFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN:
Updated October 2016
Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan -
Thursday October 6th, 2016
The number of votes cast was:
Yes - 469 (96.7%)
No - 16 (3.3%)
Spoilt papers - 1
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 below) to ensure their proposals are consistent with it.
Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan
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
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
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
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.
(Chairman of the Working Party)
Documents, click to download:
Neighbourhood Development Plan (submitted version)
Statement (submitted version)
Basic Conditions Statement
Summary October 2014
draft Neighbourhood development plan for consultation
October 2014 (now superseded)
Sherbourne and Wasperton Housing Needs survey
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