Have Your Say - Comments to the Think Tank have now closed
Batheaston Parish Council have taken the first steps in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan
The residents consultation phase of the project, known as the Think Tank, has received over 250 completed questionnaires with 55 contributors saying they are interested in helping with the project.
For the first few weeks of October, with the help of the volunteers, the questionnaire data will be collated and analysed to identify common themes.
Meetings will be arranged towards the end of October and into November where the results will be shared and actions agreed.
What is Neighbourhood Planning
Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.
Batheaston Parish Council, committed last year, to proceed with a Neighbourhood Plan which will seek to establish how residents wish to see the village evolve, what and where development should take place and not least what should be enhanced and protected.
The whole process, being managed through the Neighbourhood Plan Committee, could take 18 months to complete, will need many volunteers from within the community and briefly will include
- Public Consultation using the Think Tank (July - Sept 2014)
- Analysis of the initial Think Tank data to ascertain the views of Batheaston Residents (October 2014)
- Publicise findings (Nov 2014)
- Identify any short term "quick wins" from the suggestions and gather these into a Community Plan for action (Nov 2014)
- Formulate a survey questionnaire based on the fidings from the Think Tank data
- Provide an opportunity to respond to the survey from all Batheaston Residents
- Formulate proposals for the Neighbourhood Plan
- Consultation on draft proposal
- Preparation of a final Neighbourhood Plan proposal
- Conduct a referendum of all Batheaston Residents
- Formally submit the Neighbourhood Plan for Local Planning Authority and Inspector approval
- Formal adoption by the Local Planning Authority
More details will be provided over the coming weeks so please keep an eye on this page.
Last Updated:5th October 2014