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Making the plan: 19 September 2017

Following the Independent Examination and Referendum, Tewkesbury Borough Council brought the Gotherington Neighbourhood Plan into legal force, under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the 19th September 2017.

The Gotherington Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for the Borough of Tewkesbury.

Referendum: 20 July 2017

At Referendum, on Thursday 20 July 2017, the Gotherington Neighbourhood Development Plan secured the majority required of those voting for Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the plan to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area, with a 63.20% turnout and 93.10% voting yes.

Examination: 6 April 2017

Following the close of the six week consultation period on the 21 October 2016 the Gotherington Neighbourhood Development Plan was subject to Independent Examination. The report of independent neighbourhood plan examiner, Ms Liz Beth, was received on Thursday 6 April 2017.

Neighbourhood area designation: 3 September 2014

Gotherington Parish Council applied to designate a neighbourhood area for the preparation of a neighbourhood development plan, which was validated on 11 July 2014. In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended a consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area was undertaken, ending on 22 August 2014. The meeting of the Executive Committee on 3 September 2014 resolved ‘That the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area covering Gotherington Parish be approved.’