On this page you will find two documents that you can download as part of the Parish wide consultation aimed at identifying residents’ views based on the issues they raised in 2017.
Final Vision & Objectives – this a word document and you can download it to use to respond
Final Vision & Objectives – this is in Adobe PDF format and can be downloaded
This statement has been issued by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group:
‘Thanks to the overwhelming positive response when we first told you about our Neighbourhood Plan – nearly half of all parishioners responded within the deadline – we have now put together the Vision and Objectives for the Plan, based entirely on what you told us were your priorities.
Getting our vision right and clarifying our objectives is the next vital stage on our journey to achieving our Plan – and we are hoping for another great response from you. Over the first week of October forms for you to complete will be sent out to you personally by hand. Once you have completed them please drop them off in the boxes provided at both Village Halls, or at the Rose Farm Shop; or if you prefer just put them in the Freepost envelope.
Members and supporters of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, joined by your Parish Councillors will be contacting you to encourage you to respond and to answer any questions you may have.
This next stage, Vision and Objectives, sets out what you have told us are your priorities for the future of the Parish. You will see when you receive the forms that they have been broken down into five headings. These are:
HOMES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL PEOPLE
PROTECTING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
BETTER FACILITIES FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY
TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS
PROTECTING LANDSCAPE AND NATURE CONSERVATION INTERESTS
There will be plenty of space on the forms for you to add your own comments, to emphasise something or bring something new to our attention. Please feel free to do so.
Remember the deadline for responses is the 16 November.
Once we have your responses, and this time we want to break all records by hearing from all of you – we will start the drafting of the Plan.
The Plan will be a powerful means of helping you to steer the future direction of the Parish. Planning authorities and developers will be obliged to take our vision and objectives into account. It will also acquire legal status and be an essential part of how the Parish grows and changes.
Before the Plan is formally adopted and comes into force there has to be a Referendum and this will be held in the second half of 2019.
You may wish to know who is helping manage the whole process. There is a Steering Group, which is Chaired by Tony Dahill of Bramble Bank in Utkinton and members include Marian Atkinson from Cotebrook and Carol Weaver, Graham Spencer and Vicki Ratchford who have all brought with them considerable expertise in planning and community-related issues. Ian Priestner represents the Parish Council on the Steering Group.
If you want to join us on the Steering Group please contact Tony Dahill.
Your Parish Council, chaired by Frank Tunney, is responsible for ensuring the process governing the Plan and the management of the budget is handled effectively.”