Building Our Plan
This is where we’ve archived some of the raw materials from which we first began building our draft Neighbourhood Plan.
Our online survey closed in mid-April 2020 – and headline analysis showed that the town wants us to focus on leisure, culture and commerce.
The challenge was to take the views expressed in response to our questionnaire… and synthesise these into workable policies.
At all times, we needed to concentrate our efforts on issues that can eventually be enshrined in enforceable planning guidelines.
At a meeting on 8 September 2020 we reviewed draft policies under the six headings outlined below - and these were boiled these down into five new categories.
In January 2021 we appointed Alison Eardley and Chris Bowden to help take our draft plan into a second of public consultation.
As always, we welcome your thoughts – and we’ve decided that continuing debate is going to be easiest via Facebook and Twitter.
We value your input.
Please let us know what you think.
must be evidence-based.
It’s worth checking out this elegantly-produced writing toolkit for neighbourhood planners; and an online search will direct you to neighbourhood plans at various stages of completion up and down the country.
It’s interesting to see so many different approaches – evidence, of course, that every single community in the land faces a unique set of issues.
One of the challenges we face is pitching this at the right level – not too detailed yet not too vague and abstract either. And our final submission will be rigorously assessed, so all our assumptions and statements