Village Hall Case Study

  • Project:┬áNeighbourhood Planning
  • Case Study:┬áNeighbourhood Planning Wiltshire

Case Study

For many years Cherhill Parish Council had aspired to have a new village hall that would better meet the needs of a growing community and solve the capacity, facility and parking restrictions of the current hall. Following the gift of some land the Parish Council formed a project team and decided to use the Community Right to Build Order process to ensure that every eligible resident in the village could have their say in the project through referendum and also to take advantage of government grants for such projects.

We formed part of this project team and provided planning advice to the Parish Council throughout the process. This involved producing a Basic Conditions Statement, which set out the relevant legislation, demonstrating how the proposal accorded with it. This, together with inputs from other specialist consultants including heritage, archaeology, ecology and landscape comprised the Community Right to Build Order submission made to build the village hall.

The proposals were submitted to the Council for review and it was agreed to proceed to a local referendum. This referendum has now taken place and the local community voted in favour, positively reflecting the extensive consultation works undertaken and thus ensuring the Village Hall has planning permission.

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