Ken Priddis – Chairman Why do you need a Neighbourhood Plan? Once adopted it is a legally binding document It gives you access to CIL funds (106) Bring together information and data on your community Public involvement Access to the Planning Inspector Gives you a vital input into planning decisions in your community It becomes part of the adopted “ Core Strategy” of your local authority Attached to our Parish Council as a subgroup. We regularly report back to the PC and request sanction for expenditure Formalise your procedures and processes Minutes and accounts to PC standards Get your “Terms of Reference” adopted by the PC State clearly your objectives Get expertise (if possible) – Skills based Retired professionals Planners Civil Engineers Architects Media/PR Builders/Developers IT web designers Balance within team important What is your geographical area of interest It can be large or small Justify why you have chosen your area Think about adjoining areas Make an Area Designation Application through SDC Produce an accurate map of the area you are considering Ensure all current housing and open spaces are shown Detail obvious areas of constraint e.g. flood plains Who owns what?? What is your vision for your area over the next 15+ years (remember pro development) How are you going to achieve your vision? What are your objectives? Be prepared to justify your vision and objectives You will need a “Critical Friend” We have engaged a Professional Planning Consultant You need to be able to “speak planning speak” Vitally important to involve ALL areas of the community Surveys to gain residents views Housing needs survey Stakeholders Land Owners, Businesses, Local Organisations, Youth Groups, Schools, Doctors Know and prove your understanding of the infrastructure Roads/traffic Services/Sewers Transport Grants of £7000 are available from the government Can be used for engaging a consultant Open day costs – Maps, Posters,etc Progress to date We are currently in the process of site identification We held a Public Consultation in February to show the community our ideas and gain feed back Second Public consultation planned for later this year – Draft Plan Hugely frustrating process! NOT helped by Stratford District Council with so much confusion with it’s core strategy Worthwhile exercise that has got a lot of Public interest We shall complete our plan and hope it is accepted by the people of Kineton You not are better to have a plan than It can give you some protection from unrestricted development Financial benefits for the community.