Thank you for taking part! Below you'll find, in sequence: bite-sized extracts from Ware's Draft Neighbourhood Plan; a brief survey; and a link to a formal declaration. We really do appreciate your giving us a few minutes of your time.

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Bite-sized extracts
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"The focus here is to ensure that there’s a range of general housing designed to meet the needs of people in Ware as they age and their requirements change... The emphasis should be on smaller housing situated close to shops and services, principally in Ware town centre."

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"Our policies seek to ensure that new developments in Ware are well-designed. They should also be in keeping with, and where possible enhance, the existing character of the town... The historic assets that contribute to Ware’s character are an irreplaceable resource and should be conserved..."

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"At the heart of the draft Plan, there’s a recognition that it must help position Ware as a thriving 21st century market town centre by supporting a sustainable mix of uses, which will encourage footfall throughout the day and into the evening... Mixed-use development proposals will normally be supported..."

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"The plan’s environment policies seek to ensure that the multiple benefits of Ware’s green and blue spaces – including their importance in combating pressure on wildlife, habitats, biodiversity and geodiversity and in off-setting the effects of air pollution – are recognised and enhanced..."

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"Our transport policies seek to enhance walking and cycling along the routes most likely to effect a shift away from the private car for short journeys in and around Ware... Proposals to improve the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety on key roads in the Neighbourhood Plan area will be strongly supported..."

Please tell us what you think of the Draft Plan
Based on the bite-sized extracts above, do you reckon we're on track?
Housing: do you approve of the Draft?
Heritage assets: do you approve of the Draft?
Town centre: do you approve of the Draft?
Environment: do you approve of the Draft?
Transport: do you approve of the Draft?
Lastly, it would be really helpful if you'd agree to answer a couple of more personal questions. For instance: which of the following best describes your relationship to Ware?
Are you?
And which age band do you fall into?

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us!

We have one final request. The planning authorities have asked us to ask you if you'd consider submitting your email address and agree to them possibly contacting you in the future. It's their way of auditing our efforts and establishing whether you've been happy with this whole survey process. All relevant GDPR and privacy protocols will be observed.

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Thank you!

In accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), notice is given that a formal public consultation on the Pre-Submission Version Ware Neighbourhood Plan started at 9.00am on 11 April 2022 for a six week period ending at 5pm on 27 May 2022. Read more here.

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Looking to brush up on Regulation 14... and other statutory instruments relating to the consultation requirements laid down for Neighbourhood Plans?

 

We have the very thing for you here.

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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.

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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.

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" 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..."

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What does our latest Draft look like?

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