The Parish Council has launched a 6 week public consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parishes.
Neighbourhood Plans give communities a voice in future development in their area. The Draft Plan is based on residents’ responses to the Neighbourhood Plan survey and evidence researched by the Parish Council’s volunteer Steering Group. It sets out 10 local planning policies.
The Parish Council needs to hear your feedback on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan so it can strongly represent local views. You can read the Draft Plan or summary at www.parishplan.uk where you will also find an online questionnaire.
There will be three community exhibitions about the Draft Plan. Locations and dates are below. Parish Councillors will be on hand to answer your questions.
• Sandyacres – Saturday 13 April, 10.00am to 1.00pm
• Goat Lees Primary School – Saturday 27 April, 10.00am to 1.00pm
• Iron Room, Boughton Lees – Saturday 4 May, 10.00am to 1.00pm
Comments on the Draft Plan must be received by 19 May so that they can be taken into account and any necessary changes made to the Plan before moving on to the final stage of drafting. The amended Plan will be subject to further public consultation and independent examination. The final version will be put to a parish referendum. If it has the backing of residents, it will be the Plan which must be used in law to determine planning applications in our area.