Groundwork UK have now approved the End of Grant Report, which marks the end of the first phase of our Neighbourhood Plan.
Thanks to Renee from SRCC, I have added a Parish Profile Document for each Parish into the documents area, along with a map of the Designated Area. The end of grant report for our first grant has been uploaded, we are now waiting to hear that it has been approved. The documents can be accessed from here.
The Communication Strategy was agreed at the last Steering Group meeting. The document has been uploaded onto the document page of this website.
On Tuesday night Norton In Hales had their Open forum event. Fortified with a Hot Pot Supper curtesy of Peter Eardly and some amazing volunteers there was a presentation from The Rural Community Charity, a quiz about the area and a robust discussion about the Neighbourhood Plan.
There are still one or two survey forms out there and we really need these to be handed in as soon as possible so that they can shape the next stage. Drop them off at the village hall or get them to Ian, Penny, Nick or Peter.
If you know anyone that has not completed the survey, could you please try and persuade them to complete it, which can be achieved in a couple of minutes by clicking here (now closed).
It is a few short questions that will guide us in the direction that we need to go with the second phase of the process. The more responses we get, the more accurate representation of residents’ wishes it will reflect.
It was great to some new faces coming along to help the Steering group last night. The more help we get, and the more survey responses we get, the more accurate a representation of everyone’s wishes the Neighbourhood Plan will represent. Keep up the good work!
Can I just take this opportunity to remind you all that we need as many survey results as possible. Those of you who took forms away from the coffee mornings and open forum meetings, could I please request that these are returned to one of your steering group members, or alternatively post them to:
ATTN: Neighbourhood Plan,
1, Church Farm Cottages,
Alternatively, the survey (very quick to complete) can be filled in online by clicking here (now closed).
Deterred by the inclement weather the Adderley open forum didn’t yield the numbers that we saw in Moreton Say. There were some very useful discussions though and a number of ideas generated which will make their way into the next incarnation of the Neighbourhood Plan. A big thank you to all who came to the Village Hall on Wednesday.
Next week sees Norton In Hales open forum; more interesting ideas we hope.
Very good night at Moreton Say last night for the first of the Neighbourhood Plan open forums. During the evening between fifteen and twenty people enjoyed tea, coffee and cake before a quick briefing from Lawrence of Apt then one to one Q & A.
There were large maps covering landscape, amenity space, listed buildings and the Parish Profile. This gave people lots to discuss.
This afternoon at 2:00 and tonight at 8:00 it’s the turn of Adderley. Apt will be there again together with Renee from the Community Charity. There’s an update on where we are and all of the maps plus, at the evening event, a chance to talk to the experts about the Neighbourhood Plan.
Have you told your neighbours? Details about next weeks forums have been circulating for a few weeks now but not everybody will have seen it yet. Ask the question and encourage people who haven’t heard about the Neighbourhood plan to come and find out more and tell us what they think. If one person tells ten others then the message gets around. We would like to fill the Village Halls.
For the Open Forums we have planning policy writers in attendance to answer your questions on planning issues for the Neighbourhood Plan. Answers to questions such as where the designated sites are likely to be, who is potentially to be building what and where? Are there conservation areas? Where does it flood? Where are the employment sites? What is protected and what isn’t? What role does the canal and the Waterways Trust have in the development of the villages.
In Adderley on Wednesday 13th afternoon at 2:00 for those of you who can’t attend the evening events we will have the technical maps covering the Neighbourhood Plan area. You can ask questions and if we don’t have the answers we will take them to the experts on Wednesday night. If you haven’t been to earlier events then now is the time to come and share a tea or a coffee and find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan. You can have your say.
This is a great opportunity to understand a little more about the planning process and what we are trying to achieve for Adderley and the Three Parishes. Most importantly it’s an opportunity to have a further say and what you would like to see as planning rules for the Parish in the future. Coffee and tea is available and the bar will be open for further refreshments.
For further information contact Paul on 01630 695862