The Parish Council has, together with ONCE (Old Newton Community Environment Group), established an advisory working group to take forward development of a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish. A Neighbourhood Plan, once adopted, is a statutory document which is included in consideration of any planning permission applications. The minutes of the first meeting of the advisory group, on 30th July, set out the advantages of having a Neighbourhood Plan which were identified by the members.
Getting from the initial stages to having a Neighbourhood Plan adopted is a lengthy process, taking probably a minimum of two years. There are a number of different skill areas which contribute to the plan as a whole and these are identified on the chart setting out the process.
If you would like to help with a particular aspect of the development of the plan, or would like to join the advisory working group, please contact Janet Pearson via email – email@example.com.