The Neighbourhood Plan Objectives and Policies Survey results are IN!
For the first time the people of Bewdley have a chance to shape the future of the Town. The Town Council are working on a Neighbourhood Plan which will give important new rights to the local community.
The Neighbourhood Plan, if voted for by the people of Bewdley, will set out the vision for the town in terms of future land use and form part of the Wyre Forest District Local Plan. The Plan will belong to the Town and will be a legal document used to inform future planning and development issues.
The Plan is intended to reflect the views of people who live, work, shop, enjoy and have an interest in Bewdley. Ultimately, whether the Plan is to be adopted or not will be decided by a formal referendum involving local people. The future of the town where we either live, work, shop, visit, play and more, will be shaped by the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Plan must be in line in broad terms with national and district planning policy and needs to take into account the overall housing need within the district for example.
This is the second survey which contains the draft objectives and policies of the Plan which have been shaped by the responses given from the first round of consultation back in March 2016. Government guidance on the preparation of Neighbourhood Plan policies states that “a policy should be clear and unambiguous. It should be concise, precise and supported by appropriate evidence”.
You can view the results of the 2016 survey by clicking the link below:
You can view the results of the 2017 Objectives and Policies survey by clicking below:
The next stage of the process is for the draft plan to be drawn up using the objectives and policies that were supported by the community. We will then be consulting on the draft plan later in 2017, so watch this space!