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Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan

Information on the Terrington St John Parish Council's proposed neighbourhood development plan


Terrington St John Parish Council have independently prepared a proposed neighbourhood development plan review. It's intended to guide development in Terrington St John Parish and provide criteria (alongside the Borough Council’s Local Plan) for decisions on planning applications there.


A submission consultation on the neighbourhood plan is running for 7 weeks, from 30 March to 18 May 2021. It can be accessed using the button below.  To view the proposed neighbourhood plan please see the 'Supporting Files' tab under ‘About this consultation’ to open the pdf links.

View Terrington St John consultation

We have to manage the process by which the Parish Council’s proposed plan is checked for compliance with national requirements. Comments received are used by an independent examiner and the Borough Council to help decide if the proposed neighbourhood plan:

  • contributes to achieving sustainable development
  • conforms with the strategic policies of the (Borough Council’s) Local Plan
  • gives appropriate regard to the National Planning Policy Framework
  • is compatible with EU obligations

If the plan successfully passes these tests, a local referendum will be held. And if the plan is supported by more than 50% of the votes, it will become part of the official ‘development plan’ for Terrington St John Parish.


With the agreement of the Qualifying Body, Mrs Janet Cheesley was appointed as the independent examiner of Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan.

All the responses to the regulation 16 consultation had been forwarded to the examiner for consideration. Documents relating to the examination can be viewed below:

The Examiner passed the Neighbourhood Plan in June 2021, allowing this to proceed to a local referendum.

Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan - key submission documents


Following publication of the Decision Statement (9 July 2021, above), the Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan proceeded to a local referendum, held on Thursday 30 September 2021. The referendum version Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan and other key supporting documents are available to download from the Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan archive.

The Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan was successfully passed at referendum, with 77.5% of votes cast in favour.  The referendum result can be viewed here.

Further details about the Neighbourhood Plan referendum can be found on our Neighbourhood Planning referendums page.

‘Making’ (adoption) of the Neighbourhood Plan

Following passage of the Terrington St John Neighbourhood Plan at referendum, the Borough Council was obliged to ‘make’ (adopt) the Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan was made (came into force) on 12 October 2021.

The Decision (Adoption) Statement and ‘made’ version of the Neighbourhood Plan are available to view through the Completed plans page.

Further information

For further information email or telephone 01553 616200.