Issue details

Westgate Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Westgate Town Council have prepared a draft neighbourhood plan. It was published and formally submitted to the Council and has subsequently been assessed by an independent Examiner.


The Examiner’s report has also been published. It supports the proposed Neighbourhood Plan, with some minor modifications, and recommends that it be subject to a referendum. The Council has to issue a Decision Statement as to whether or not it accepts the recommendations in the Examiners report, and, if not, what actions would be necessary.


The Council also has to consider whether the draft Plan meets the “basic conditions” for a Neighbourhood Plan. The draft Neighbourhood Plan, along with the modifications proposed by the Examiner, is supported.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Westgate-on-Sea Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/05/2023

Decision due: 15 Jun 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Rick Everitt, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Strategy and Transformation

Lead director: Bob Porter

Contact: Adrian Verrall, Strategic Planning Manager Email:

What the decision will mean: The decision relates to the consideration of the Examiner’s report into the draft Plan.


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report