Hough on the Hill Parish Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan to us in September 2014.

In accordance with the amended Town and Country Planning Act 1990, we have made an initial assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents and is satisfied that these comply with the specified criteria.


Colin Blundel BSc (Hons) MSc DipTP MRTPI was, with the agreement of Hough on the Hill Parish Council, appointed as the independent examiner for the Hough on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan.

We received his report on the Hough on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan on 20 January 2015. The examiner's report can be viewed/downloaded below.  The report explores the issues raised through the representations received on the plan submitted for examination.

The examiner concluded that the plan and its policies, if modified in accordance with the recommendations set out in his report, met the "basic conditions" and other legal requirements. Consequently he recommended to us that the Hough on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan should, subject to the modifications, be submitted to referendum. He also recommended that the referendum should be based on the neighbourhood area covered by the plan.

Our Executive will consider the examiner's report and decide whether to proceed to a referendum on the basis of his recommendations.

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation documents

You can view the consultation documents below: