We consulted on a draft Neighbourhood Plan earlier this year. We have now amended the plan according to your feedback and have passed the final version on to the council. The council is running a public consultation until 19 November on the council's website. Please leave your comments and provide your support for the Plan.
Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum has written a neighbourhood plan that sets out rules for development in Whitburn; a plan that is made by and for residents.
A neighbourhood plan is the best chance residents and businesses in Whitburn have to influence the future of Whitburn. This is because, once adopted, planning applications will have to follow the policies from the plan.
Consultation on the first draft (called the pre-submission plan) ran between 14 December 2020 and 7 February 2021. This led to changes made to the Plan with the help of a planning consultant.
The Plan was then submitted to the council, who are now running a consultation and are inviting residents and others to comment on it.
Public consultation is now open. The Plan and the comments made will then be assessed by an examiner, who will most likely recommend changes to make sure it’s in line with national planning policies. Once these changes are made, the council will decide whether any further changes are needed and if it can proceed to referendum. The plan is then ready to be voted on by residents as part of a local referendum. If residents vote in favour of the plan, it will then be adopted.