We are now on the last lap.
The Referendum on the Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan will be on Thursday 15th November 2018.
This will be held by Warwick District Council and run like any other election so you will have either a postal vote or go along to your polling station. For the Plan to be “made” and become effective requires a simple majority in favour so please vote and help ensure that Kenilworth has a voice in future developments..
The Final Plan after the modifications following the successful Examination by an Independent Inspector is published at:
The progress after the Submission to Warwick District Council can be seen on that District Council website.
The Independent Examiner has issued his Final Report. His Summary reads:
I was appointed by Warwick District Council, in agreement with Kenilworth Town Council, in June 2018 to undertake the Independent Examination of the Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan.
The Examination has been undertaken by written representations. I visited the Neighbourhood Area on 16th July 2018.
The Neighbourhood Plan proposes a local range of policies and seeks to bring forward positive and sustainable development in the Kenilworth Neighbourhood Area. There is an evident focus on safeguarding the very distinctive character of the area whilst accommodating future change and growth.
The Plan has been underpinned by extensive community support and engagement. The social, environmental and economic aspects of the issues identified have been brought together into a coherent plan which adds appropriate local detail to sit alongside the Warwick District Local Plan 2011 – 2029.
Subject to a series of recommended modifications set out in this Report I have concluded that the Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan meets all the necessary requirements and should proceed to referendum.
I recommend that the referendum should be held within the Neighbourhood Area.
In a small number of cases the required modifications unfortunately means losing aspects of proposed policies which go beyond what is legally acceptable. In particular we lose the Policy on Abbey Fields as that related to management matters which are not spatial and the weakening of the policy on the environment standards of housing.
In the great majority of cases, though, the changes clarify and strengthen the policies. We will then have a Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan for the future of our town which we trust residents will give legal status by supporting it in a referendum.
Cllr George Illingworth