Setback for Winslow as Plan hearing cancelled

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The public examination hearing for the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan has been cancelled after a second legal challenge by Gladman Developments.

Examiner McGurk has decided to cancel the hearing day, which was scheduled to take place on Friday at the Bell Hotel, in Winslow, and postpone the examination of the town’s Neighbourhood Plan.

The postponement will be until the outcome is known of a Judicial Review into the Neighbourhood Plan for Tattenhall, in Cheshire, which is expected in about two months’ time.

The issue at the centre of this case is whether it is appropriate for a Neighbourhood Plan to be progressed when there is no Local Plan – following the recent failure of the Vale of Aylesbury Plan – and no district-wide housing target.

The progress of Winslow’s Plan, and up to 750 others across the country, will then depend to a large extent on the Tattenhall decision.