Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan 

3rd November 2016 staplefordcommunitygroup Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan Tags: 0 Comments

Stapleford Town Council together with a group of residents and local businesses are currently developing a Neighbourhood Plan.  

A Neighbourhood Plan will enable the views of the Town to be incorporated into any future plans for the Town being agreed as part of the main planning process.  

It is hoped to have a Draft of the main points of the Neighbourhood Plan by December 2016 / January 2017.  

This will be submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council with the full plan being developed during 2017.  

A referendum will be held in Stapleford to allow residents to vote on the final Neighbourhood Plan and this part of the exercise will be managed by Broxtowe Borough Council and if the majority of residents agree with the Neighbourhood Plan it will then be submitted for examination and providing it passes the external examiner’s overview it will then become a principle planning document for Stapleford. 

The first Steering Group meeting has taken place and Mr Simon Frost has been elected as Chair of the steering group with Mr Tim Hallam as Deputy Chair. Four sub groups have been formed to look in greater detail at the following: 

Housing.  Looking at the housing targets designated by Broxtowe Borough Council as part of the ‘built up area’, as identified in the Local Plan and using local knowledge to propose suitable locations, housing types and supporting services. 

Transport.  Looking at traffic volumes, pedestrian access and parking.  Also, the impact of HS2. 

Business.  Looking at how to develop and promote the town centre.  Supporting current employers and attracting a variety of new business to the area. 

Community.  Looking at current facilities and their suitability, identifying further and future requirements.  

The Sub Groups are holding their own meetings and will be reporting back to the Steering Group at the next Steering Group Meeting on 1st December 2016. 

There is still time to be involved in this exciting project and if you would like to either be part of the Steering Group or Sub Group/s and share your ideas for possible inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan please contact the Town Clerk, Ms Margaret Downie on 01159391818 or email: staplefordtc@yahoo.co.uk who will pass your contact details to the relevant group co-ordinator.
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