Decision details

West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan – Decision regarding what action to take in response to the recommendations of the examiner

Decision Maker: Policy Lead – Planning Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the Council and subjected to an independent examination in line with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). The examiner submitted an examination report to the Council, which recommended that the plan should be subject to specific modifications and should then proceed to a referendum. The Council is now required by those regulations to decide what action to take in response to each of the examiner’s recommendations.

Officers agree with the examiner’s recommendations and therefore ask for approval to accept the recommendations and make the specified modifications to the plan. West Clandon parish council have been consulted and agree with this decision.
The Lead Councillor and two of the Ward Councillors agree with the decision.

Reasons for the decision:

To comply with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Alternative options considered:

The alternative options were to reject the plan, or to modify it in ways different from the Examiner’s recommendations. These options were rejected because the Council agrees with the examiner’s reasoning and his recommendations.

Publication date: 23/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021