Neighbourhood Development Plan

What is the Neighbourhood Development Plan? “A neighbourhood development plan establishes general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, like:

  • where new homes and offices should be built
  • what they should look like

The plan can be detailed or general, depending what local people want. Neighbourhood plans allow local people to get the right type of development for their community, but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area. In most cases we expect this will mean that neighbourhood plans will have to take into account the local council’s assessment of housing and other development needs in the area.”

Leek Wootton & Guy’s Cliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Leek Wootton & Guy's Cliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan - Referendum3 May 2018View the Declaration of Result of Poll (03/05/2018)
View Warwick District Council's Adoption Statement (04/05/2018)
Leek Wootton & Guy's Cliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan - Referendum FinalFebruary 2018View
Examiner's Report to Warwick District Council on the Leek Wootton and Guy’s Cliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan15 January 2018View
Leek Wootton & Guy's Cliffe Neighbourhood Development Plan - Submission Final8 June 2017View

Posts about the Neighbourhood Plan


Woodcote Development by CALA Homes (Midlands) Ltd (PUBLIC CONSULTATION)

Residents of Leek Wootton will be aware that land at Woodcote (Warwickshire Police HQ) was identified for development in the Warwick District Local Plan (2017) and LW&GC Neighbourhood Plan (2018).

It is now public knowledge that, whilst Warwickshire Police remain in the manor house, the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner has sold the outlying pieces of land to CALA Homes (Midlands) Ltd for development.

CALA Homes is running Public Consultation events as follows:

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Sale of Woodcote (former Police HQ)

With the commencement of formal marketing of the Woodcote (former Police HQ) site, many will be considering the implications for future planning in the village.  The Parish Council policy is well documented in the Neighbourhood Plan, which was formally adopted in the Spring of this year and may be accessed via the following link: LW&GC Neighbourhood Plan

Links to external sites: Link to GVA sale website Link to PCC for Warwickshire website

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LW&GC Neighbourhood Plan: Referendum Result

Representatives of the Parish Council attended the referendum count on 3 May 2018. The result was as follows:

  • 365 votes (107 postal/258 polling station)
  • 46% turnout
  • Yes = 347, No = 17, 1 blank paper
  • 95% Yes vote
The result is available here: WDC Referendum Result The Council was pleased with the excellent turnout (the best turnout for NP referendums in Warwick District so far) and the positive result, which gives it and the District Council a clear mandate to use the plan when considering future planning in the parish. The Council is grateful to all who have helped produce the plan during its 5-year development and all who turned out yesterday (3 May) to support it. UPDATE: Click here to view the WDC Adoption Statement (04/05/2018)

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NDP Public Meeting, 27 March 2018: Notes & Chairman's Presentation

Click here for notes of the NDP Public Meeting held on 27 March 2018 The Chairman's presentation from the Public Meeting about the Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum is available here:

NDP Presentation, 27/03/2018

Click here for information about the Neighbourhood Development Plan Click here for information about the Traffic Calming Survey that was discussed at the meeting  

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Traffic Calming Survey

At the Public Meeting about the Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum on Tuesday, 27 March, the Parish Council distributed a Traffic Calming Survey to explore initial thoughts and ideas about traffic calming in Leek Wootton & Guy's Cliffe.


Responses to this online version of the form will be amalgamated with those responses to get an idea of public opinion in the community. Click here for information about the Neighbourhood Development Plan Click here for the Chairman's presentation from the public meeting

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Neighbourhood Development Plan: Ready for Referendum

Following the Examiner's Report, the NDP has now been amended and is now ready for Referendum. The final NDP is available here:

LW&GC Referendum NDP Final

The submission version and subsequent Examiner's Report are available to view on the Neighbourhood Plan page.

The date of the referendum is yet to be confirmed by Warwick District Council, but is suggested this will be after Easter.  The Parish Council will be organising a public meeting before Easter.

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Neighbourhood Development Plan: Examiner's Report

Examination of the NDP is now complete and the Examiner’s final report is available to review here:

FINAL published LW&GC NDP - Examiner's Report

"The Examiner has reviewed the NDP in detail, its audit trail to completion and external representations made. His recommendations for amendment take account of the adoption of the WDC Local Plan and changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, which have taken place since the NDP preparation.   The WDC Local Plan policies now effectively supersede many elements of the NDP but important policies regarding the design and character of future development are retained.  Unfortunately, some of the NDP’s more prescriptive proposals regarding layout and scale of development across the Woodcote site have been “watered down” by the Examiner’s recommendations.  The overall number of new dwellings is nonetheless kept at 115. A new masterplan will now be prepared by the advisers to the Police, setting out their detailed proposals for the redevelopment, in line with the Local Plan policies.   "The Council believes that it is crucial that it should continue to have a voice in this process and formal ratification of the NDP is therefore paramount, in order that the NDP can have formal standing under the Localism Act. Having a “made” NDP in place also has important implications in terms of future access to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which will henceforth apply to all new developments. "Acceptance of the Examiner’s recommended modifications is thus an essential precursor to the formal referendum, which we now expect to take place in mid-March. "The Council will issue an explanatory note and will hold a public meeting to explain the implications of the Final NDP, as well as the importance of the referendum and the CIL to our community.  The public meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss future traffic management through our parish. Further information on actual dates will follow in February."

Leek Wootton & Guy's Cliffe Parish Council Leek Wootton Link, Feb 2018

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