The small Cheshire town of Audlem has passed its neighbourhood plan by a remarkable vote with 97% voting in favour (654 to 22) on a 42.86% turnout, a high proportion for local votes. Tim Jones was the appointed independent examiner who examined the Plan and recommended modifications (which were made) in order to meet the basic conditions required by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Schedule 4B.

Tim Jones is one of the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (“NPIERS”) trained examiners, who are appointed by local planning authorities, with the consent of the qualifying body promoting the plan (a town or parish council or a neighbourhood forum), to conduct neighbourhood plan examinations. NPIERS was established by and is a part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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