This month sees the launch of the next phase of the Neighbourhood Plan process, as the team prepare to gather feedback on their ’emerging policies.’ These are a distillation of the views of over 900 people and their priorities for Ruddington, following July’s successful consultation.
The village centre proved to be the most important subject for respondents, closely followed by housing and development issues. For example, over 60% felt that the village centre was an extremely important issue, with almost 90% feeling that a viable shopping area was a high priority.
After analysing all the results and combining the data with technical studies carried out by planning partners, Urban Imprint, the team have produced a vision for Ruddington, a set of objectives, and a collection of policy aims and aspirations.
From Saturday 3rd November through to Saturday 15th December, the team will invite residents, workers and business owners to tell them what they think of these policy aims. A community event will also be held at St Peter’s Rooms on Saturday 10th November, from 10am to 2pm, where the team will be on hand to hear your views about their work so far.
Once the survey closes, the team will take on board the feedback and begin to draft planning policies to meet the resulting aims, with the hope being to complete the full Neighbourhood Plan for public referendum in early to mid 2019.
The results of the last survey are available to view now at ruddingtonnp.org.uk/survey-results, and you can access the Policy Aims questionnaire from Saturday 3rd November at ruddingtonnp.org.uk/survey2, or in paper form from St Peter’s Rooms. The policy document, which contains important background information, will be available from St Peter’s Rooms or at the library.
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Councillor Mark Pinks