Welcome to the website of the Hagley Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Direction of Travel Document
Government guidance on how to produce a Neighbourhood Plan stresses how very important it is to engage with the local planning authority during production of the plan. Councillor Steve Colella has encouraged the Hagley Neighbourhood Planning Group to produce a Direction of Travel document which outlines some of the feedback from the public consultation meetings, the Hagley Census and the evidence gathered so far. This outline document was approved by Hagley Parish Council and sent to Bromsgrove District Council to make sure we are heading in the right direction.
An article by Councillor Steve Colella has been published in the September edition of the Hagley Village News. Click here to view the article on this website
Haybridge High School Survey
The Hagley Neighbourhood Planning Group has conducted a survey of pupils attending Haybridge High School.
Click here to read about the survey and view the results.
Hagley and the Neighbourhood Plan.
The parish of Hagley was designated as a neighbourhood area in June 2016. Hagley is one of the 7 designated Neighbourhood Plan areas within the Bromsgrove district. The parish of Hagley covers an area approximately 3.6 square miles in size with a little under 3,000 households. Under the Parish Council umbrella, a group of volunteers from within the Hagley parish are working on the community’s behalf in drafting a Neighbourhood Plan. The group is chaired by the Hagley Parish Council Chairman, Peter King
The Group have now held consultation events in the community in October 2018 and more recently in March 2019. For those who weren’t able to join us, please check out the community consultation section.
Why make a Neighbourhood Plan?
Previously developments in villages such as Hagley where often determined at District or County Council levels. A Neighbourhood Plan will enable us to influence how we want our community to be developed. For example key areas for consideration within a neighbourhood plan would be where any new houses are built and the mix of housing types, locations and type of retail and business premises, movement of people and transport required to serve the community, the natural environment and the history and character of the village.
Localism Act 2011
The Localism Act (2011) gives a chance for Hagley residents to have a greater say. When the Neighbourhood Plan is complete, an independent examiner will determine if the plan fits the ‘basic’ requirements for a neighbourhood plan. Once the plan is passed by the examiner, there will be a referendum as plan has to be approved by the Hagley residents, before it is adopted by Bromsgrove District Council.
Neighbourhood Plans give local residents a chance to set out how they would like the village to be developed. Too often in the past, we have been asked to comment on planning applications that have already been submitted. This is our chance to devise policies and to be more proactive, influencing future planning applications before they are submitted for approval.
You can learn more about Neighbourhood Plans and planning policy by clicking on the links below.
Contact Us: use the contact form to send a comment/query.