YOUR TOWN, YOUR PLAN
Pushing the Boundaries of Neighbourhood Planning
The meeting looks at the draft Neighbourhood Plan about to be submitted to the District Council for them to consult finally with Stratford residents by Referendum sometime in the first part of next year.
Mark Haselden, the Chairman of the Steering Committee set up to put the plan together and Sarah Summers, the Town Council Town Clerk will present the plan, and explain how it was developed and how it will be implemented once the townspeople have given their verdict on it.
It is a chance to engage with some of the most pressing issues facing the town:
How to ensure there is more emphasis on quality design (a chance to pick up on out discussions at the September meeting)
How we protect shopping in the town centre
How we can give a better balance between vehicles and pedestrians and cyclists in the town centre and surounds.
How our town centre heritage might be preserved.
Making the town easier for residents and visitors to enjoy.
What is to be done about congestion.
Ensuring the new housing is properly planned and designed
These and many other issues are tackled in a plan for the years when this town faces challenges which, if not unique, will define the town for many years. This plan follows up on the Council’s Core Strategy. It is robust and doesn’t shirk the tough questions.
It is an excellent opportunity to debate some of the essential questions we have to address. I do hope you can come along.
Chairman of The Stratford Society