A newsletter about the Neighbourhood Plan has been distributed to homes in the town. We hope you received a copy through the door, but if not then you can read it below, or download and print the PDF. This is an important newsletter all about upcoming consultation events. The first one, on Sunday 22 June in the Cotswold Hall, is about traffic and parking issues in the town. Come along and tell us what you think!
Welcome to this, the second newsletter for the Northleach Neighbourhood Plan.
WHY DO WE NEED A
Our local planning authority, Cotswold District Council, is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how much, what type and where new development should take place over the next 20 years. Northleach has been identified as one of several “key settlements” and as a result, the town is expected to provide 130 new houses by 2031. Rather than leave decisions entirely in the hands of the planners, we can have some say in how, where and when this development takes place. This is where the Neighbourhood Plan comes in.
In October last year, the Town Council decided to begin the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. A Steering Group was formed to guide this process, made up of local residents, members of the Town Council, and led by the District Councillor.
The plan is now moving on to the consultation stage, where we ask the community – YOU – what is important to the future development of our town.
Find out more on our website:
A SUMMER OF EVENTS
Northleach is YOUR town and we want you to help decide its future. Over the next couple of months we will be asking what you think using exhibitions and by visiting local clubs, societies and schools to talk about the future development of the town. We will be holding open days in June and July. Look out for posters around town.
We will bring our giant map of Northleach to the Charter Fair on 28 June. Come and see us and add your suggestions to the map. Where do you want to see houses, parking, green spaces, and employment areas? How could the town be improved?
We are also looking for volunteers to join working groups to look more closely at topics of interest in the town, namely:
- traffic and parking;
- leisure activities and play; and
- local business and employment.
Please get in touch if you would like to get involved, especially if you have expertise or interest in these subjects.
Finally, we will be capturing your views on all these issues using a survey. Over the next few weeks we will be distributing the survey to every household in town. Please take the time to complete and return the survey.