Residents in Tollerton are being urged to have their say on the next stage in the development of a neighbourhood plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan is being developed by a community group and the local parish council and is intended to give people a say in planning issues such as the provision of housing, promoting shops and local businesses, giving opportunities for employment and protecting green space. It also gives communities a say on what any new buildings should look like and what facilities should be provided to support development.
A spokesperson for the group: “Being just outside the conurbation makes for some real challenges for the future and this is a great opportunity for local people to explore how they could be addressed along with the contribution that our community could make to bigger challenges such as protecting the environment and increasing biodiversity.”
“With support from planning partners Urban Imprint, we have brought together previous survey comments and various technical studies to draft a vision, objectives, and a range of planning policy aims and aspirations for the future development of Tollerton.”
“This consultation is a valuable check for the community on the progress that we’ve made so far and so it’s important that we hear their views on the policies that will go into the neighbourhood plan.”
The Localism Act 2011 introduced ‘Neighbourhood Planning’, giving communities the right to shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders. These Plans or Orders can then become part of the Council’s local development plan for the Borough, which means that the policies and proposals within them will be used in the determination of planning applications, including appeals.
The Plan will eventually be put to local residents in a referendum and if accepted become, alongside Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan, the starting point for deciding where development should take place and the type and quality of that development.
The consultation is open for anyone to comment until 15 March 2021 and can be viewed at www.tollertonparishcouncil.gov.uk/policyconsultation