Welcome to Bishop's Tachbrook

Neighbourhood plan consultation

The Bishop’s Tachbrook Neighbourhood Development Plan (BTNDP) is an important document, because, when finalised, it will help to set the planning framework for the parish of Bishop’s Tachbrook. The parish includes the village of Bishop’s Tachbrook, the surrounding countryside, parts of Warwick Gates, Heathcote Park and the new developments at Heathcote, The Asps and Oakley Grove.

Bishoph's Tachbrook neighbourhood plan

Our diverse parish will see much change in the next 10 years, this makes the BTNDP a very important document because of the role it can play in managing future change, it can’t stop development but it can help to allow us a greater say in the development process. The Key Benefits are:

  • It includes policies to influence new building design, or alterations to existing buildings.
  • It seeks to protect or propose the creation of open spaces (such as local green spaces and recreation areas)
  • It enables the local community to retain more of the money collected from development, to spend on local projects. When approved the parish will directly receive up to 25% of the funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy that all developers have to pay to the District Council. This is a welcome 10% more than we receive at present.
  • It gives us, the residents of Bishop’s Tachbrook more say and control over our community
  • It allows us to encourage developers to build what we believe our community needs and wants. (such as greater numbers of affordable houses, developments more suited to elderly residents)

The Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by the community and has been brought together by a Consultant from Kirkwells. The Bishop’s Tachbrook Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group has consulted with and listened to the community on a wide range of issues that will influence the well-being, sustainability and long-term preservation of this community. Every effort has been made to ensure that the views and policies contained in this document reflect those of the majority of Bishop’s Tachbrook’s residents.

Public Consultation on the Draft Plan

12:00 noon 1st March 2019 to 12:00 noon 16th April 2019

From 1st March 2019 to 16th April 2019 Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council is formally undertaking consultation in accordance with Regulation 14, Town and Country Planning, England Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation 2012. This is a six-week statutory consultation.

This pre-submission consultation is a continuation of the consultation to date, which has led to the current draft Neighbourhood Plan. We want to hear from you, please give your views on any of the policies in the draft Plan and any other comments you would like to make.

It is very important to the process that you get involved and make comments on the plan, whether you support the Plan, or wish to see changes made. Any changes to the Plan made after this consultation will be incorporated in a revised version of the plan to be submitted to Warwick District Council.

Please use the online comments link to make your views known. This will make the task of collating views much easier.

All comments received will be carefully considered by the Parish Council and used to inform the next version of the Neighbourhood Plan, the Formal Consultation Neighbourhood Development Plan. This will be submitted to Warwick District Council who will check it and then publish it for a further 6 weeks’ formal public consultation. The Plan will then proceed to examination and referendum.

Other ways to respond

Download a PDF version of the response form if, for any reason you cannot, or do not want, to use the online version. Please complete a separate form for each point in the neighbourhood plan that you wish to support, reject or comment about.

Your response forms can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Email as an attachment to parishclerk85@btinternet.com
  • Post to ‘Bishop’s Tachbrook Neighbourhood Plan’, Gaydon Fields Farm, Gaydon, CV35 9HF

The closing date for submissions is 12:00 noon on 16th April 2019