Following the referendum result on the 6th May 2021 where over 50% voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council have taken the decision pursuant to Section 38A(4) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act, 2004, to ‘make’ the Market Lavington Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Market Lavington Neighbourhood Development Plan now forms part of the Wiltshire Council Development Plan and the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land in the Market Lavington Neighbourhood Area.

A copy of the Market Lavington Neighbourhood Development Plan and Wiltshire Council’s post-referendum Decision Statement can be accessed below:

Market Lavington Neighbourhood Development Plan 2018-2026 (made May 2021)

Market Lavington Neighbourhood Development Plan 2018-2026 (Final Decision Statement)

And can also be found on Wiltshire Council’s website:

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-neighbourhood-latest-news

There is now a 6 week period within which legal challenges may be made against the decision to ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Development Plan.