Are you interested in contributing to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Ruddington?
Ruddington Parish Council has decided to develop a Neighbourhood Plan and is looking for volunteers to help.
A Neighbourhood Plan can influence what type of housing is built as well as influencing other areas like:
Improving Transport and Leisure,
Creating opportunities for Employment,
Celebrating Design and Heritage, and
Protecting the Environment.
A Neighbourhood Plan is statutory which means that it has to be taken into account when decisions are made by Borough and County. It also means that it is bureaucratic to produce – it has to go through the right legal processes.
Because Rushcliffe Borough Council are already going through a process of deciding on the best sites for new housing, employment land etc. this will not be part of what the Neighbourhood Plan looks at.
A Neighbourhood Plan Project Group (NPPG) would be required to oversee the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.
National guidance suggests that it is best practice for the proposed membership the NPPG to have representatives of different groups in the community.
Based on this guidance, the NPPG will have a minimum of 12 members. It will include: 3 parish councillors, 2 business reps, 1 from local school and/or community organisation, community representatives to include: 1 parent of school-age children under 12, 1 parent of older children 12-18, 1 young adult aged 20-30, 1 retired person, 1 registered disabled.
If you are interested in helping, or just want to find out more please contact the Parish Council.
If more people are interested than there is room for the Parish Council will make a choice. The deadline for putting your name forward to the Parish Council, with background information about yourself, is 28th March.