A taste of Barlestone...

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SAY ?

The areas which the parishioners of Barlestone say are the most important to them are:-

  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Community Sustainability (facilities, transport, employment, etc)

Each area has had a team to focus on it assisted by a professional NDP consultant. Using their expertise and local input, several draft planning policies have been formulated around these areas of concern.

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE ONGOING CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND THE COVID-19 VIRUS (ALSO KNOWN AS THE CORONAVIRUS), THE OPEN EVENING PLANNED FOR THURSDAY 26th MARCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO HOLD IN THE SHORT TERM DUE TO ONGOING RESTRICTIONS. AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WILL BE DELIVERED TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THE PARISH IN THE COMING WEEKS WITH DETAILS OF HOW TO MAKE COMMENTS AS PART OF OUR PRE-SUBMISSION CONSULTATION. THE FULL DOCUMENT AND ITS ASSOCIATED APPENDICES CAN BE FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE UNDER THE "DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN" TAB ALONG WITH A COMMENTS FORM.

Two "drop in" sessions were held so that Barlestone Parish residents could have their say on what they value, what they'd like to see improved and anything else. Local land owners, businesses and community groups were then invited to a Stakeholder Event; this is was invitation only event and will also feed into the plan production.

An illuminating session has also been held with the year 6 pupils from Barlestone Primary School who gave their views on what they liked and disliked about the village and also what they would like Barlestone to be like in the year 2036.

Production of the Barlestone Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan is led by a sub-committee of the Barlestone Parish Council led and supported by a small team of local volunteers who live, work or do business in the area.

The aim is to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan which identifies the most appropriate places for new homes and other developments to be situated - and what sort of developments these should be, based on community input. But it isn't just about development, it will also identify which green spaces and other areas are important to the people in the Parish of Barlestone and identify what improvements or additions to local facilities and services will be required in the future.

The success of the Neighbourhood Development Plan will rely on ongoing support from local residents, businesses, land owners and other organisations active within the Parish. Opportunities will be provided for ALL members of the community to engage in and inform the production of the plan.