The Forum has now received funding to employ a planning consultant to help us produce a draft Neighbourhood Plan. The consultant will look at the evidence we have available for our plan and if there are any gaps. All the evidence will then be translated into neighbourhood plan policies that adhere to national and local planning policy and should pass the scrutiny of the council and an independent planning examiner. The consultant will help to translate what our community wants and needs into a sound plan that can be used as guidance for any new development that comes forward.
Work on this has already started. We will keep you updated with progress and will consult residents on the draft once it is finished, which should be by the end of the year.