Stroud District Council has decided to make the Whiteshill and Ruscombe neighbourhood plan part of its local development framework on 27 October 2016. The plan will inform planning decisions in the Parish up to 2031.
In a referendum on whether Stroud District Council should use the Whiteshill and Ruscombe neighbourhood plan there was a 87.6% vote in favour of using the plan. The referendum was held on 18 August 2016 and had a turnout of 21.3%.
The Examiner's report on the Whiteshill and Ruscombe neighbourhood plan was issued to Stroud District Council on 18 April 2016. The Examiner found that provided modifications were made the plan could proceed to a referendum.
Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish Council had submitted their draft neighbourhood plan to Stroud District Council who publicised the plan for a consultation that took place between 20 January 2016 and 2 March 2016.
Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish Council had published their pre-submission draft neighbourhood plan for a previous round of consultation that took place between 10 September 2015 and 23 October 2015.
The application from Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish Council to be the designated body to produce the neighbourhood development plan was approved by Stroud District Council on 12 September 2013.