Jan 30 2015
Parish Councillor John Mansfield has submitted the following Neighbourhood Plan news:
Pleased to say that the Neighbourhood Plan has now been compiled and will be sent out as a Pre-submission consultation document. It is all on the website
The preamble on the PC website reads: Progress with the Wye with Hinxhill Neighbourhood Development Plan (WNP) has at last reached the stage when we start the formal consultation process. The pre-submission consultation draft and all of the numerous appendices and background documents that support the policies are now available from links on the PC website. All of these documents have been sent out to a wide range of consultees including statutory bodies such as Natural England. The next step is for the consultees and all parishioners to respond with comments on the plan. An on-line response form is available. The consultation period ends on March 13th 2015.
Printed copies of the WNP will be available in the Churches in Wye and the libraries in Wye and Ashford. A short version of the plan – the Guide -will be sent out by our resilient patchworkers in the next few days. The PC needs your response so that it will be possible to make any revisions to the plan required before the next phase of the process. The revised plan will then be sent to ABC for their own consultation process and they may suggest more changes before the plan goes for formal examination –still some way to go! The referendum on the plan should be held in the autumn but the general election may cause some delays.
It should be remembered that neighbourhood plans are planning policy documents and must show how sustainable development will be achieved. The PC believes that, with your help, we have achieved the right balance of mixed development (education, business and housing) for Wye and the surrounding parish. The plan comprises sections describing the parish and highlighting the need to protect our environment and heritage. Core policies cover our six key objectives.
Protection of the village of Wye’s sense of place within the parish and its surrounding countryside
Protection of Wye’s conservation area and architectural heritage
Protection against the impacts of increased traffic
The promotion of business activity
Integration of new affordable and general needs housing within mixed developments
To achieve the mixed re-development of WYE3
Potential sites for development have been assessed and detailed site policies prepared for WYE3 (the Old College campus) and Naccolt. The plan also covers WYE1 and WYE2 that were allocated for building by ABC.
Finally we have included general policies dealing with the remaining important issues;
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Please read the plan and other documents carefully and give the Parish Council your feedback. We need to revise the plan so that it will be accepted as the planning policy document for the parish until 2030.