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"Our Plan" - Our Neighbourhood Plan

CLOSED Parish Council Chairman's Blog

Author: John Downe

Published: Friday, 10th February 2012

What will the Parish of West Hoathly be like in the year 2030?

What do WE WANT it to be like by then?

What challenges might prevent it being that way?

What should we plan to do to realise the vision and overcome any issues?

Last Wednesday the Parish Council with about a dozen interested residents kicked off the process that we hope will allow this community to achieve a consensus on the answers to these important questions during the next year. The resulting Neighbourhood Plan will mean that we as a Parish will have a much stronger, enforceable voice on how our area evolves over the coming 15-20 years.

The next steps now are for us to:-

1. Work out a common “vision” of how we would like to see the whole Parish area, its villages, communities and countryside in the future and

2. Think through the issues and challenges facing the area – everything from how we develop the vitality of local education and employment opportunities, to how an ageing rural population should best be supported.

You can play an important part in these early steps by participating in the “workshops” we have arranged at West Hoathly School on 29th February and 7th March at 8pm - full details in the Hub calendar.

We would like to encourage a broad spectrum of residents to attend these initial sessions and all are welcome; but it would be particularly helpful to have some representatives with younger families with a long-term interest in our area.

By coming along you are not getting yourself into an open-ended time commitment!

If you have any comments or queries about the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish you can submit them below.

NB West Hoathly Parish Council's decisions and other minutes of the Parish Council which are recorded in the Clerk's minutes of the statutory meetings of the Council are the complete and formal record. This article is intended to give an informal narrative for residents of what has been happening in your Parish Council.
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