You haven’t heard much about the Neighbourhood Plan recently, but we’ve been working hard in conjunction with our consultants, Urban Imprint. We’ve taken into account what you’ve told us in the past and moved forward. So much so that we’ve completed the first draft of our plan! And now, we want to know what you think about the progress that’s been made.
November sees the launch of the next phase of the Neighbourhood Plan process, as the team gathers your views on the draft plan. The plan is based on what you’ve told us in the past and contains policies covering areas such as housing, design, the environment and infrastructure.
The consultation process will run from Monday 11th November until Monday 23rd December 2019. The draft plan will be available to view online at ruddingtonnp.org.uk/documents/, together with an executive summary. The team invites Ruddington residents, workers and business owners to tell us what you think of the plan by completing a survey at ruddingtonnp.org.uk/survey3.
Paper copies of the draft plan and survey will also be available from St Peter’s Rooms, the Village Hall, the Library and Ruddington Medical Centre. Both the online and paper versions will be available from Monday 11th November.
A community consultation event will be held at St Peter’s Rooms on Saturday 16th November, from 10am to 2pm, where the team will be on hand to hear your views about the draft plan. Paper copies of the survey will be available and there’ll also be a laptop which you can use to complete it online if you wish.
Please find the time to look at the draft plan and complete this very important survey, as it will help to shape the final Neighbourhood Plan. It’s easy to complete as it’s just a case of offering any comments you have. And if you’re happy with what you see and don’t have any specific points to make, just tell us you like the plan. It really can be that simple.
When the consultation has closed, the team will analyse your feedback, make any necessary revisions and move into the final stages of the Neighbourhood Plan process, culminating in a public referendum in spring 2020.
For more Neighbourhood Plan news, check out ruddingtonnp.org.uk/, or follow ‘ruddingtonnp’ on Facebook and Twitter.
Paul Reedman, Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee