The development of Ware's Neighbourhood Plan has entered an exciting new phase
The latest version of our Draft Plan is now available to read in full
We've also published bite-sized extracts
We're entering a feedback phase, with a view to formal consultation in early 2022
We're setting out our stall at public events - our first was on Sunday 5 September at Southern Maltings Farmers' and Produce Market
Check out our new Draft Plan hub. We'd love to hear what you think about the latest versions of our policies. And of course your input will be hugely important in preparing a final version of our Draft Plan - we expect to have it ready in early 2022 to enter a couple of formal consultation phases.
We'd absolutely love to hear what you think about progress so far... and whether you're happy with our policies. Can they be improved? Are we missing something? Is the emphasis right?
Come along and chat to us at face-to-face events. (Watch this space for further announcements.)
Alternatively, drop us a line or take part in the debate on social media...
A People's Charter
Ware has embarked on a hugely important process... Producing a Neighbourhood Plan is vitally important for the future health, well-being and prosperity of our town - and if we get this right, it will be one of the most important civic documents produced in Ware's 2000+ year history. It effectively lays down a planning template for the future development of the town.
What's involved? Check out this video...
There's more detail about Neighbourhood Plans and how they work via the "About" tab on the main menu.
We're seeking to canvass as wide a range of opinions as possible - from individuals as well as community groups. Please use this site to make your views count.
So... what's covered?
Ware's Neighbourhood Plan will take effect within the blue boundary on the map here. Land earmarked for development to the north and east of the town lies outside the Ware Town Council boundary and is covered by a Masterplanning process led by East Herts District Council. But with a Neighbourhood Plan in place, the people of Ware can influence adjacent planning decisions that might have significant implications for the town - for instance, where issues like air pollution, road safety or traffic congestion may be in play.
This is important not just for you... but for your friends, your family and all future residents of our town.
" A Neighbourhood Plan is written by the local community. That means the people who know and love the area can decide on the type of development they want in the places they want it..."