Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End neighbourhood plan

An area of Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 17 January 2013. For more details please:

West Dean Parish Council has prepared and submitted to Forest of Dean District Council a neighbourhood development plan proposal.

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The examiner’s report and each of the recommendations made by the report were considered at at a meeting of the Full Council on 19th October 2017 it was agreed to make modifications to the draft plan to ensure that it met the basic conditions set out in legislation and that the NDP could proceed to referendum.

The Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan will now proceed to referendum.  It is anticipated that the referendum will take place on 15th February 2018.

Previous Steps in Neighbourhood Plan Process

Consultation on the Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan 

West Dean Parish council submitted their NDP to the Council  on 12 April 2017. The Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End NDP and its supporting documents were available for comment during the statutory six week consultation period from 23 May 2017 to 4 July 2017. For further information please view:

Submission to Independent Examiner

The Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan and representations received during the publication consultation were submitted to the examiner, Mr Andrew Ashcroft, on 25 July 2017.

Clarification Note

The examiner carried out an unaccompanied site visit to the Neighbourhood plan area, following this and his initial reading of the plan and representations forwarded a clarification note. This note sets out the examiners initial comments on the submitted plan. It also sets out areas where it would be helpful to have some further clarification.

Response to Clarification Note

Examiners Report

The Examiner's report on the Neighbourhood Development Plan was received on 3 October 2017.  The Neighbourhood Plan, list of modifications, the committee report and recommendations were presented to Cabinet and Full Council in October 2017. The independent examiner’s report concluded that, subject to making the modifications recommended, the plan met the basic conditions set out in the legislation and should proceed to a neighbourhood planning referendum.

Neighbourhood Development Plan supporting documents

The Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) proposal also has a number of key supporting documents that can be viewed below:

Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End NDP documents

A neighbourhood plan examination is very different to a local plan examination and the examiner will only test to make sure that the plan meets the basic conditions and other relevant legal requirements. Unlike other Local Plan documents, the soundness and other material considerations of the plan will not be tested.

The plan can be viewed at the

  • The Forest of Dean District Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8HG
  • Coleford Library, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8RH
  • West Dean Parish Council, Parish Office, West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, Glos. GL15 6JW

Copies are also available at:

  • Coleford Town Council Offices, 2 The Town House, Lords Hill Walk, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8BD

  • Berry Hill Memorial Institute, 22 Park Road, Coleford, Glos. GL16 7QS

  • Christchurch, Ross Road, Christchurch, Glos. GL16 7NE

Contact details for the Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development plan

For further information on the Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan please

For questions about the content of the documents please:

  • Write to: West Dean Parish Council, The Parish Office, The West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, GL15 6JW
  • Phone: 01594 564484
  • Email: admin@westdeanpc.org.uk

For questions about the consultation or the NDP process contact the Local Plan team:

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