Thornbury Neighbourhood Development Plan (TNDP) Examination

After undertaking the consultation on the submission of the Plan and evidence base, the Plan can now proceed to examination.

Staying informed

Below are the documents submitted to the council as well as further updates on the Examination. Further updates will be made to the webpage as the Examination progresses

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.

Update 8th February 2022 - South Gloucestershire Council Decision Statement

The Independent Examiner (IE) provided South Gloucestershire Council, the Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan Group (TNPG) and Thornbury Town Council with the final Independent Examiner’s Report on 14 December 2021.

Having reviewed the IE’s report, South Gloucestershire Council in liaison with the TNPG make the following statement in response as required under paragraph 10 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

South Gloucestershire Council is satisfied that the Thornbury Neighbourhood Development Plan, subject to all recommended modifications as detailed in the IE’s Report meets the basic conditions.

This plan can proceed to referendum with a date for the 31 March 2022.

As part of the Independent Examiner’s duties they have also considered the area for the referendum. The IE’ Report confirmed that no changes are necessary to the referendum area and as such the referendum area will include the whole parish of Thornbury.

The Thornbury Neighbourhood Development Plan including the recommended modifications can be found here.

Update 14 December 2021 - Final Examiners Report

After undertaking the factual check the council has now received the final Examiners Report from the Examiner on 14 December 2021. This concludes the Examination and the council will now have 8 weeks to review the Report and publish a Determination Statement.

Update 16 November 2021

The Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan Group has provided a response to the questions for clarification. The Examiner has received these and will take these into consideration. The responses submitted can be found linked below:

Update 1st October 2021

The Examiner has issued a number of questions for clarification. The document can be found via the link here. The Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan Group will now have a chance to consider the questions and publish a response. The response will also be published once the Examiner is in receipt of the response.

Update 15th September 2021

South Gloucestershire Council approached NPIERS (Neighbourhood Plan Independent Referral Service) and through discussion and agreement from the Neighbourhood Plan Group the Council have appointed Deborah McCann to undertake the Examination.

Update 16th August 2021

South Gloucestershire Council is now in the process of appointing an examiner in liaison with the Thornbury Neighbourhood Planning Group.

The Council has now processed the responses received during the consultation and these can be found linked below.

Regulation 16 consultation comments

The comments received during the recent consultation which closed on 23/07/2021 can be found here


  • Opened
    18 Aug 2021 at 10:00
  • Closed
    30 Nov 2021 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Planning policy & strategy
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