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Following a referendum on the 12th December 2019, in which more than half of those who voted did so in favour of the neighbourhood plan, Bromsgrove District Council has decided to make the Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2030 part of the Development Plan for the District. This decision was taken at the Full Council meeting on 22nd January 2020.

A local initiative with Cofton Hackett and our Parish Council to benefit the area led by Cllr. Nick Forknell. Nick and the team worked hard to get the Plan  accepted by the District Council.  Our referendum on 12th December had a resounding ‘Yes’ vote, with a turnout of 71% of residents in the Neighbourhood Plan area, of which 87% voted YES.  The document now been accepted by the District Council and carries weight in planning matters in the Parishes.

The Final Adopted Lickey and Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Plan

Lickey and Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Regulation 19 Decision Statement

A ‘Quick Guide’ leaflet can be found Here.

Supporting documents:

Clent and Lickey Hills Landscape Study – CPRE Worcestershire has commissioned a Landscape Value Areas Study for the Clent and Lickey Hills from landscape architects.  This recommends that certain areas should be designated as Landscape Value areas and some adjacent areas should also be protected as buffers for these.

All the documents concerning the above study are available using the link to a Dropbox folder at:

It will be noted that high resolution versions of the maps are available as separate files.  A low resolution (e-mail friendly) version can be downloaded from

Cofton Hackett Character Appraisal

BlackwellCharacter Appraisal

 Lickey Character Appraisal

Documents showing the development and various stages of the Neighbourhood Plan process since 2014.

Lickey&Blackwell&Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan Autumn 2019 

LBCH Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement – Referendum Dec 2019

BDC Decision Regulation 18 Decision Statement – Sept 2019


Neighbourhood Plan- Regulation 16 Consultation 14th February-29th March – view details here

October 2018 Submission version of the Neighbourhood Development Plan – view here


Thanks to all who attended our regulation 14 consultation events below

Saturday 7 July
Trinity Centre, Lickey at 10-noon
The Wheel, Blackwell at 1-3pm
Cofton Hackett Village Hall at 4-6pm.

Wednesday 11 July
The Wheel, Blackwell at 7-9pm..

Our email address for Neighbourhood Plan and consultation comments is: – we are no longer taking comments for regulation 14 consultation as the consultation period is now over.

– Here is a short 4min film offering information of your NP.
– Here is an extended 13min version on information of your NP.
– Here is the full Open Forum Q&A consultation held 24 March 2018

This page contains documents on the Neighbourhood Plan and minutes –

 ‘June 2018’ draft plan – View Herehas completed the regulation 14 consultation.

Consultation Feedback Form – please either download and email completed form to: OR print out and drop into the office at the Trinity Centre, 411 Old Birmingham Road, Lickey B458ES.

Regulation 14 Consultation Letter sent to all consultees and interested parties

For consultation Summer 2018Reg 14 Draft Plan FINAL version before pro layout

SEA and HRA screening :SEA

Previous drafts of Neighbourhood Development Plan:

First Draft Plan Preferred Options
Reg 14 Draft Plan and character appraisals 

First Draft Plan Preferred Options
For consultation until 14th November 2016 – now closed

Questionnaire re Issues and Options to download and complete – closed

NP Area Map
NP Objectives
NP Constitution
NP Public Notice
NP Questionnaire
NP WCC – help document
NP Historic Environment Workshop – handout
NP Ecology Service – flyer


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