Alvechurch villagers urged to have their say - The Redditch Standard

Alvechurch villagers urged to have their say

Ross Crawford 28th Sep, 2017   0

THREE days of public consultation are scheduled for residents in Alvechurch to examine the village’s new Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan, five years in the making and lasting up to 2030, will help ensure future housing is built in locations which are both sustainable and favoured by local people and that local amenities can accommodate future housing growth.

Public consultation has played a key role in shaping the plan and now a final six-week period of it will begin with this three-day drop-in session, from October 5-7, at Alvechurch Baptist Church.

Residents will be able to look at the draft plan and accompanying documents and make any final comments.

The church will be open from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday, 3pm to 8pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday with parish councillors on hand to answer any questions.

It is also intended to deliver letters to every home and business in the parish informing them oif the consultation.

The Plan has been put together by a steering group of councillors and residents, chaired by Councillor Adrian Smith from Hopwood.

Parish Council chairman, Andy Humphries said: “This is the final chance for local people to have their say and tell the parish council what they think of their community now and how they feel it should develop.

“A huge amount of work has gone into the plan and it’s important people feel they understand and agree with its aims.”

The plan dovetails with both the Redditch borough and Bromsgrove district plans.

In early 2018 it will be independently examined before local people approve it formally in a parish referendum. When adopted, it will be the first Neighbourhood Plan in Bromsgrove district.


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