Fordwich

Britain's Smallest Town

Neighbourhood Plan

WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvAHhrKNVt0

A Neighbourhood Plan gives a community a much stronger role in shaping the development of the area where they live and work.

When adopted Neighbourhood Plans sit alongside the Canterbury District Local Plan when it comes to deciding planning applications.

Without a Neighbourhood Plan, decisions determining future development in our Town will sit solely with Canterbury City and the Local Plan.

The most powerful legal instrument for a community to decide for itself what it wants for its Designated Area, provided it meets “Basic Conditions”.

  1. DESIGNATION OF AREA

The first step in preparing a Neighbourhood Plan is to request Canterbury City Council to designate the area within the Town Boundary as the Neighbourhood Area. 

Here is the application letter.

Fordwich Town Neighbourhood Plan Designation of Area

THE AREA WITHIN FORDWICH TOWN BOUNDARY WAS DESIGNATED A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN AREA ON FEBRUARY 24TH 2021 BY CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL

  1. Designation of the Neighbourhood Plan committee & Terms of Reference.
    The Terms of Reference was agreed by the Fordwich Town Council at their meeting on 31-03-21
  2. Grant funding/Consultant services
    Funding was granted to cover costs of engagement with the community , developing a dedicated website http://Fordwichnp.org
  3. Building an evidence base
    Expect to see a brief for this project in due course.
  4. Publicity and engagement with:
    residents
    people who work, or study in Fordwich Town
    stakeholders, such as, landowners, charities & government agencies
    Expect to see a brief for this project in due course.

YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

A questionnaire is the first in a series of opportunities to have your say.
The questionnaire is open to everyone who lives or owns land or runs a business or association within the Parish boundary of Fordwich. We want as many different views as possible, from all age groups. please encourage everyone in your household to contribute.

 

For more information please email Info@fordwichnp.org

 

 

 

 

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