Why a Neighbourhood Plan – should we have one?
In addition to discovering your thoughts about our parish area we hope that the survey response will give some idea of whether there is interest and demand for producing a neighbourhood plan. At present, the Parish Council has no formal policy on development in our community.
Neighbourhood planning would look at spatial development issues and would primarily be about the use of and development of land and buildings. The neighbourhood planning process is a way of your vision and aims being incorporated into local planning policies. It should be understood that producing a plan is complex, requires much time, and cost and most importantly has to have input from members of the community not just from councillors.
Here are some links to further information / examples.
The Parish Council will summarise and make available the survey outcomes. It will discuss and communicate how the findings may influence future decisions. If your comments indicate that a neighbourhood planning exercise should be considered and there is sufficient interest shown in developing a plan, then the Parish Council may be able to promote the formation of a steering group to take the process forward. There would be open meetings to call for volunteers tohelpturn your views into a Neighbourhood Plan.
Any questions? Please talk to your councillors and check out the links above.
A reminder please complete the questionnaire by 10th June
Many thanks for taking time to read this note.
Cllr. Bob Morgan
Working Group lead
In May 2017 the Parish Council invited residents, businesses and non-residents, to participate in a survey to try and establish the direction in which our community might develop.
The Council wanted to seek views about the future of the Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish area.
The survey responses will also help decide if there is enough support and interest for producing a neighbourhood plan.
To view the survey responses CLICK HERE