Malmesbury neighbourhood plan to undergo public examination

Malmesbury neighbourhood plan to undergo public examination

Malmesbury neighbourhood plan to undergo public examination

First published in News

THE inspector appointed to examine the Malmesbury Neighbourhood plan has decided to have a hearing in public next month.

John Mattocks wants more clarification on several elements of the plan which has been produced by a steering group of volunteers and councillors from Malmesbury, St Paul Without and Brokenborough.

The committee has been lobbying the government to provide better protection for draft plans since being dealt a body blow by an Appeal Court ruling earlier this year that meant plans by Gleeson Strategic Land for a 180-home estate at Filands, that were not in the plan, could go ahead.

The Secretary of State’s decision on an appeal by White L:ion Land to build more than 70 homes on a site off Park Road is also expected imminently.

The Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan – a blueprint for future housing and employment development - is the first in Wiltshire to reach the examination stage. It has to go to a public referendum before it can be adopted as part of the Wiltshire Core Strategy.

The hearing on September 18 in the town hall between 9.30am and 5pm.

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