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Dursley Regulation 17 and 18

Independent Examination

Stroud District Council appointed John Slater MRTPI as independent examiner of the plan.


Documents submitted during the examination:


Initial comments of the Independent Examiner


Response of Dursley Town Council

Explanatory note for map of Green Infrastructure

Letter from Dursley Town Council to Bell Cornwell


Further comments of Independent Examiner relating to HRA issues


The examination concluded on 6th September 2018.

The examiner recommended that the plan, once modified, should proceed to a Referendum.

On 13th September 2018, Stroud District Council’s Environment Committee decided that the Dursley Neighbourhood Plan, once modified in accordance with the Examiner’s Report recommendations, should proceed to a referendum.



A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan was held on Thursday 15th November 2018.

The final referendum version of the Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed here.

The question which was asked in the Referendum was: "Do you want Stroud District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Dursley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The result was as follows:

  •  Yes = 1434 votes (85.5%)
  •  No = 243 votes (14.5%)
  •  Turnout = 31.7%


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