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Barton Neighbourhood Plan

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Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - Barton

On Thursday 14 December the Council resolved at full Council to 'Make' (adopt) the Barton Neighbourhood Plan (2019 - 2030) i.e., brought into legal force as part of the statutory Development Plan for Preston.

The Barton Neighbourhood Plan will now be used to help decide planning applications within the designated Barton neighbourhood area.

Hard copies of the Decision Statement and Made version of the Neighbourhood Plan are available to view at the Town Hall upon request.


Regulation 18 - Referendum

A Referendum for the Barton Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 9 November 2023.

There was a 26.75% turnout at the referendum. A total of 94.63% (335 people) voted 'yes' to support the Neighbourhood Plan. A total 19 people voted against supporting the Neighbourhood Plan. 1 vote was rejected.

The result of poll can be found on the elections page for the Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - Barton page.

Regulation 17 - Examination

Following the conclusion of the Regulation 16 consultation on Wednesday 1 March 2023, the Barton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for independent examination.

Peter Dickson Biggers BSc (Hons) MRTPI AIHBC of Argyle Planning Consultancy Ltd was appointed as the independent examiner. The Examiners final report was received by the Council on 7 June 2023.

The Council considered the Recommendations made by the Examiner at the Cabinet meeting held on Thursday 22 September 2023.

The Examiners Report and modified version of the Barton Neighbourhood Plan (accounting for the examiners recommendations) was approved by Cabinet and the decision made to proceed to referendum.

Regulation 16 - Public Consultation

A summary of the representations received in response to the Regulation 16 public consultation of the November 2022 Draft Barton Neighbourhood Plan can be found below:

Regulation 15 - Submission

A draft version of the Barton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Preston City Council (as lead authority) and Wyre Borough Council (as the cross-boundary authority) by the Qualifying Body Barton Parish Council on Saturday 25 June 2022.

Barton Parish Council formally requested comments from Preston City Council and Wyre Borough Council for the submitted draft on 14 September 2022.

A revised version of the draft Barton Village Neighbourhood Plan was re-submitted by the Qualifying body on 22 November 2022, superseding the June 2022 draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by a Neighbourhood Plan Working Group on behalf of Barton Parish Council, as the relevant qualifying body, (under Section 38A(12) of the Planning and Compensation Act 2004).

The Barton Neighbourhood Area covering the Parish of Barton and designated by Preston City Council on 8 September 2017.

General Information Statement - Barton

General Information Statement on Town and Country Planning, including Neighbourhood Planning for Barton.

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