Update - we’re still on schedule to conduct a second public consultation in the late summer of this year
Progress Report available in full here.
It includes an over-arching Vision for Ware, derived from the views you have expressed in our public consultations:
“Ware should be kept as an identifiable attractive town, which enjoys the peace associated with being part of the countryside, while still contributing to the wider geographical community. The character of Ware must be maintained in order that it remains an attractive place in which to live, work and visit...”
And the Plan’s six key objectives are outlined too.
We are currently seeking advice regarding how we can best undertake our public consultation this summer, to ensure that we comply with the public heath requirements likely to be in place at that time.
Minutes from our latest meetings are available here.
As always, we'd love to hear your views, via social media or by email...
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 Plan" 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.
Photo: Robert Turnbull
" 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..."