Tuesday, 19 May 2015

100% positive feedback for draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Stirchley & Brookside Neighbourhood Plan Committee, which I'm vice chair of, met last week and reviewed feedback from the Grow your own day held recently at Stirchley.

Feedback from residents was 100% positive with all residents who filled in a questionnaire agreeing with everything the committee has pulled out of the various consultations that have been conducted.

The Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory planning document which means that it has to be considered by law when assessing a planning application. The draft plan identifies areas in the parish that should not be built on as well as identifying areas that should and the mix of housing that should be built. It also identifies services that the parish needs if a new development is brought forward.

Once the draft plan is finished it will be examined by a planning inspector to ensure that it doesn't conflict with national and local development plans before being put to a parish referendum to approve or reject the plan.

If you would like to get involved in the neighbourhood plan then you can either contact me or the Parish Clerk, Gillian Bailey.