Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Examination and Referendum


The Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan was approved at a residential referendum on 6 May 2021. The result of the Referendum can be found below:

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result (pdf)

Three Rivers District Council agreed that the plan proceeds to referendum at the Full Council meeting on 20 October 2020. The Plan was then 'made' by Three Rivers District Council at the Full Council meeting on 25 May 2021, following the referendum on 6 May 2021. The decision statement can be downloaded below:

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (pdf)


In February 2020 Chorleywood Parish Council formally submitted the draft Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents to the District Council. Following the formal submission of the Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan, Three Rivers District Council undertook a statutory six-week consultation between 17 February 2020 – 30 March 2020.

Three Rivers District Council, with the agreement of Chorleywood Parish Council, appointed Ann Skippers BSc (Hons) MRTPI FRSA AoU as the Independent Examiner for the Plan. The Examiner’s role was to determine whether the Plan met the Basic Conditions as set out in Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and whether the Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum. On 23 June 2020 the Examiner sought clarification from the Parish and District Councils on a number of factual matters (the Examiner’s questions and subsequent correspondence can be downloaded below).

The Independent Examiner's Report was issued on 29 July 2020. The Report recommended that the Plan, subject to a number of recommended modifications, should proceed to referendum. The Examiner's Report can be viewed below:

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report (pdf)

You can view the documents that were submitted for examination below:

Draft Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan (pdf)

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan Basic Conditions Statement (pdf)

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan Statement of Consultation (pdf)

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report (pdf)

POSE Ltd Independent Review (March 2019) (pdf)

POSE Ltd Independent Review (March 2019) Appendix 1 (pdf)

POSE Ltd Independent Review (October 2019) (pdf)

Summary of representations to Regulation 16 consultation submitted to Examiner (pdf)

The Examiner’s questions and other correspondence relating to the examination can be viewed below:

Email from the Examiner (pdf)

Initial Questions from the Examiner (pdf)

Responses to Examiners Initial Questions (pdf)