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Minchinhampton Regulation 17 and 18

Independent Examination

Stroud District Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft MRTPI as independent examiner of the plan.

On the 28th February 2019, Mr Ashcroft submitted the following Clarification Note to Minchinhampton Parish Council as part of the examination process:


The examination concluded on 8th March 2019.

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

On 28th March 2019, Stroud District Council’s Environment Committee decided that the Minchinhampton 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 Minchinhampton Neighbourhood Development Plan was held on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

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

Minchinhampton Neighbourhood Development Plan - Referendum Version

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

The result was as follows:

 Yes = 1943 votes (85%)

 No = 344 votes (15%)

 Turnout = 55.64%


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