The next stage of preparations for a new Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan has got underway, with residents being invited to share their views on the submitted version of the plan.
Whittlesey Town Council submitted the final version of the plan to Fenland District Council in June 2022, following a consultation on the draft version during summer 2021.
As the local planning authority, Fenland District Council is now required to undertake a consultation to provide the opportunity for people to comment on the final submitted plan before it goes to independent examination.
The consultation on the submitted plan will run until Thursday, 1 September.
To view the plan and supporting documents, and take part, visit the Consultation webpage.
Hard copies of the consultation documents are also available at Whittlesey Library.
Neighbourhood planning is a way for communities to have a say in the future of the places where they live and work, giving them direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.
Neighbourhood Plans include policies which look to protect the environment, improve community facilities, create a sustainable community, and support the local economy, with an adopted plan being used when assessing planning applications in that area.
Whittlesey Town Council decided to develop a Neighbourhood Plan in 2014, with the aim that it will "reflect the views and aspirations of those living and working in the Parish so the community is being involved throughout the process."
This latest consultation on the submitted Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan is known as a 'Regulation 16' consultation - named after the neighbourhood planning regulation that sets out how the consultation takes place.
Individuals and organisations living, working and/or carrying out business within the Whittlesey area are encouraged to take part and share their views.
To find out more about the Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan, visit the Whittlesey Town Council website.
Article date: July 2022