North Horsham Parish Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan to guide future development within the parish. The Plan will specifically focus on green spaces and housing design. A Neighbourhood Plan is only viable with strong community engagement. Therefore, the Council would like to hear your views on these matters in North Horsham.
We would like members of the North Horsham community to engage with the Parish Council to support the Neighbourhood Plan.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities.
Neighbourhood plans relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.
A Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to examination and referendum and then form part of the Local Development Plan. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local planning documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements. (Locality 2017)
North Horsham Parish Neighbourhood Plan
North Horsham Parish Council will be the overarching organisation for producing a Neighbourhood Plan, but the Council needs other organisations and individuals to get involved. The whole parish has been designated for the preparation of the plan.
The Parish Council has decided to focus primarily on green spaces and housing design. The Parish Council is aware that the area is becoming more developed and that the green, open spaces that are peppered throughout North Horsham provide a valuable facility for a variety of activities for everyone. These areas are used by a wide range of the community, for example, families, dog walkers, sports people, young people and those who don’t have gardens themselves. We aim to ascertain what people think about their green, open spaces and what protection measures can be put in place. The Parish Council recognises that many people have strong bonds with their locality and that they may wish to be involved with how it develops in the future.
If you are interested in joining the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, please contact the Clerk on 01403 750786 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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