RWB Neighbourhood Plan News
6th October 2020
Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan – Have your say
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council has started the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The plan sets out the vision and policies to guide future development at the local level. It also allows local residents to shape the places in which they live by influencing where future development will go and what it will look like.
The current plan covering 2017 to 2026 was adopted as recently as April 2018, but changes being considered in housing requirements in Wiltshire to plan for the period to 2036 and forthcoming policy changes in the emerging Wiltshire Local Plan, means that now is an appropriate time to review the Neighbourhood Plan. This will make sure it continues to meet the needs of our town and is a useful tool for the local planning authority when making decisions on planning applications in the local area.
A working group chaired by Councillor Steve Walls has been set up which includes Councillors and Officers, local groups representatives and members of the public. Planning Consultants, DLP Planning have been appointed to manage the process.
So far, initial discussions have been held with Wiltshire Council Strategic Planning Officers. An initial questionnaire to obtain views of members of the public has been compiled and will be available from Monday 12th October 2020 until Monday 23rd November 2020.
From Monday 12th October, this online questionnaire will be posted on this page. Paper copies will be available to pick up, from Monday 12th October please call 01793 850222 / 07595 220655 or email email@example.com to be advised where to collect.
We urge the community to take part, as responses received will be used to inform a draft version of the new Neighbourhood Plan. This will go to public consultation, before submission to the local planning authority for examination by an independent planning inspector. Local residents will have their final say when asked to vote to adopt the plan via a local referendum.
Anyone wishing to take part in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, please contact Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 850222 / 07595 220655 during office hours.
A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
6th August 2020
A poster calling for volunteers to join the Working Party has resulted in 5 new members and recently 2 new enquiries from local people wishing to be part of the group in steering the new Neighbourhood Plan.