Introduction to LWWHPC Neighbourhood Planning - July 2018

01 - Concept
02 - Landscape
03 - Habitat
04 - Engaging Communities
05 - Visual Appraisal
06 - Inquiry Report
07 - Prelim. Report
08 - Interim Report
09 - Checklist
10 - Green Belt

Parish Neighbourhood Plan Oct 2018

Public Consultation 12th Dec 2018 to 23rd Jan 2019

PUBLIC CONSULTATION 12th Dec 2018 to 23rd Jan 2019

The Parish Council is in the process of finalizing the Neighbourhood Plan on which we twice consulted residents in 2015 – first on the proposed Leckhampton Fields Local Green Space and then via a more general questionnaire. Over 1000 households responded to one or both of these consultations. Thanks to all. The Neighbourhood Plan Concept and Local Green Space application which we produced has been very important to the future of this area through the Gloucester-Cheltenham-Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy and the new Cheltenham Plan. We now want to complete the Neighbourhood Plan, which only covers the old area of the Parish, and then expand it to cover the other parts of Leckhampton that came into the Parish in April 2018.

We would like to invite your views on the Plan’s draft key objectives and policies the objectives we have set out in the Plan. It’s your community, how do you want it to develop and what protections would you like to see, it is your view on the objectives and policies that really matter most.
Now it’s over to YOU again ...
Please see the links to the NP document and the questionnaire,under the document section of this page

If you want more information, have questions or need more copies of this form, please call Margaret White (01242 523668) or Arlene Deane (01242 465762).
This consultation closes on the 23rd January 2019, please send us your thoughts on the Parish Plan, either using this questionnaire or freeform by email or letter.
Send your response by post to
The Gate House,
Cedar Court,
Humphris Place,
Cheltenham, GL53 7FB
or email

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Plans are parish council led but should operate outside of our standing orders. This means that community involvement is essential. We are currently in the process of completing our Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan so it can go out for consultation

What are the benefits to a community of developing a neighbourhood plan or Order?

Neighbourhood planning enables communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they live and work and in supporting new development proposals. This is because a neighbourhood plan forms part of the development plan and sits alongside the Local Plan prepared by the local planning authority. Decisions on planning applications will be made using both the Local Plan and the neighbourhood plan, and any other material considerations.

Neighbourhood planning provides the opportunity for communities to set out a positive vision for how they want their community to develop over the next 10, 15, 20 years in ways that meet identified local need and make sense for local people. They can put in place planning policies that will help deliver that vision or grant planning permission for the development they want to see.

The LWWHPC Neighbourhood Plan

Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council made the decision to work towards a Neighbourhood Development Plan in 2013 and the parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area by Cheltenham Borough Council in September 2015. Since 2013 a NDP group has led the process. Its membership includes Leckhampton with Warden Hill (LWWH) Parish Council, Shurdington Parish Council, Leckhampton Green Land Action Group (LEGLAG), one Borough Councillor, and various expert members as required. Shurdington Parish Council is a member because the Leckhampton Fields, although mainly in LWWH Parish, extend into Shurdington west of Farm Lane. Leckhampton Hill and the fields surrounding Leckhampton on the south and east side are also in Shurdington.

To find out more, contact Arlene Deane, Clerk to Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council

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