Decision details

Decision Maker: Service Director Planning, Growth and Sustainability

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The existing Neighbourhood Area covering the Bierton Parish, Broughton Parish Meeting and Kingsbrook Parish areas to be replaced by three neighbourhood areas comprising of one that covers the whole of Bierton Parish, a second that covers the whole of Kingsbrook Parish and a third that covers the whole of Broughton Parish.

Reasons for the decision:

On 7 September 2016 Bierton Parish Council applied for the whole of its parish to be designated a neighbourhood area. In 2020 the original parish of Bierton was split into three parishes: Bierton Parish, Kingsbrook Parish and Broughton Hamlet Parish.

On 27 June 2023, Bierton Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Area Application requesting that the whole of its parish be designated as a Neighbourhood Area.

In order to designate just Bierton Parish as a neighbourhood area, Buckinghamshire Council must amend an existing neighbourhood area that covers multiple parishes.

Under regulation 6 and 6A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General Regulations 2012 (as amended) the proposal to split the existing Neighbourhood Area which comprised of Bierton Parish and Kingsbrook Parish and Broughton Parish, was put forward to a six week public consultation. A majority of respondents favoured the original neighbourhood area being split into three separate areas.

Alternative options considered:

Three options were considered:
To keep the neighbourhood area the same – this was rejected.
To split the neighbourhood area into two neighbourhood areas – this was rejected.
To split the neighbourhood area into three neighbourhood areas – this option was chosen.

Wards Affected: Aston Clinton & Bierton;

Details of any conflict of interest declared: None declared.

Contact: John Cheston, Planning Policy Manager Email:

Publication date: 13/10/2023

Date of decision: 10/10/2023

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