Bringing the Community together
The Neighbourhood Plan is a document that is written by and for the community to help guide future development within the Parish of Great Barton. It will explain what the residents and businesses expect to see happen in the Parish. It will help us to ensure that we get the right sort of development that will protect and enhance the character of our village and still meet the needs of our growing population.
Once the final document is written and has passed all of the relevant checks you will be asked to vote on it. If 50% of those that vote agree that it is acceptable it will become an official document (a made Plan) that will be used to determine planning applications against. This is an important document and it is important that we get it right. Your help in that process is appreciated.
Questionnaire: Many thanks to all those residents who completed the Neighbourhood Plan Household Questionnaire The data from Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaires have now been inputted and is being analysed. Hopefully the results will be available in January 2018.
Berkeley Homes Development: Representatives from Berkeley Homes Group attended the December 2017 meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group to give an update of their plans for the development of the site on the east side of the A143, south of junction with The Avenue and north of the railway line. A copy of their presentation and plan can be found alongside the Action Points of the December meeting. There is still further work is to be done to enable them to submit a planning application in Spring 2018. They also intend to hold a Public Consultation prior to the submission to enable residents to view their proposals.
Neighbourhood Plan Grant: The Parish Council has been awarded a Neighbourhood Plan grant of £8661 to help fund consultancy support for the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan, costs associated with the Questionnaire and the evaluation of the Housing Needs Survey.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS :
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING GROUP MEETING : Thursday 11th January 2018 7.30pm to 9.30pm in The Community Room, Great Barton Village Hall. If you would like to help develop the Neighbourhood Plan come along to the Working Group meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Background to Neighbourhood Plans
A Neighbourhood Plan can:
Typical things that a Neighbourhood Plan might include:
The area involved in the Neighbourhood Plan is the Parish of Great Barton and this shows a map of this area.
This link shows what steps are involved in the Neighbourhood Plan process:- The Neighbourhood Plan steps and where we are towards adoption