The Purpose Of this Website is to:
– Highlight the benefits and principles of Neighbourhood Planning
– Encourage the production of the Droitwich Neighbourhood Plan with the involvement of the community
– Show how the project has been driving the Neighbourhood Plan  with community support in the face of delays and obstructions at Droitwich Town Council.

Click on “History” on the main menu to see a series of articles. Click on the article headings to read the details. The most recent are at the top. 
Since January 2021 an increasing number of contentious statements have been made, and shared, about the Neighbourhood Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan Group  that we find to be inaccurate or misleading. The majority of the contentious statements were made by Councillor Bob Brookes and the Town Clerk, Mark Keld.

What Is Neighbourhood Planning?
In very simple terms, a Neighbourhood Plan is:
• A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications
• Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority
• A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.
Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.
A single page overview of Neighbourhood Planning can be seen here.
Wychavon District Council has published a brief document giving information on Neighbourhood Planning, that can be seen here.

We are still here
Despite being told by Councillor Bob Brookes to close down this website, we are still here!

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NB This website is totally independent of Droitwich Spa Town Council. It does not represent the Council and does not imply that it is supported by the Council in any way.