Decision details

Neighbourhood Planning - Devonshire Park

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Final approval of Neighbourhood Development Plan for Devonshire Park (subject to successful local referendum)


Councillor Pat Hackett introduced a report from the Assistant Chief Executive, reporting that a local referendum on the making of a statutory Neighbourhood Development Plan for Devonshire Park was held on 22 October 2015. 92% of the 303 people who voted, had voted in favour of the Council using the Neighbourhood Development Plan to help in deciding planning applications in Devonshire Park. 


The report therefore recommended that the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Devonshire Park, attached to the report was ‘made’ by a resolution of the Full Council.


Councillor Pat Hackett thanked all the community in the area for all their hard work with the Neighbourhood Plan and commented that this would be the first one in Wirral.




(1)  Cabinet recommends to Council that the Devonshire Park Neighbourhood Development Plan attached to the report, which was endorsed by a majority vote in a referendum of local electors, is formally ‘made’ under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


(2)  the Assistant Chief Executive be authorised to take all the steps necessary to comply with the remaining legal requirements under Section 38A of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy.


Councillor Phil Davies vacated the Chair and left the room during consideration of the next two items.


Councillor Ann McLachlan in the Chair

Report author: Kevin Adderley

Publication date: 12/11/2015

Date of decision: 05/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2015 - Cabinet

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