In a referendum on whether Herefordshire District Council should use the Whitbourne neighbourhood plan there was a 83.2% vote in favour of using the plan. The referendum was held on 3 November 2016 and had a turnout of 34.8%.
The Examiner's report on the Whitbourne neighbourhood plan was issued to Herefordshire District Council on 24 July 2016. The Examiner found that provided modifications were made the plan could proceed to a referendum.
Whitbourne Parish Council had submitted their draft neighbourhood plan to Herefordshire District Council who are publicised the plan for a consultation that ran between 21 March 2016 and 3 May 2016.
Whitbourne Parish Council had published their pre-submission draft neighbourhood plan for a previous round of consultation that took place between 1 December 2015 and 12 January 2016.
The application from Whitbourne Parish Council to be the designated body to produce the neighbourhood development plan was approved by Herefordshire District Council on 14 November 2012.