At the Parish Council meeting on January 18th the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) consultation paper was formally adopted. The Consultation paper seeks residents’ views on potential planning policies, including possible sites for development, for inclusion in the eventual NDP. The NDP will play a key role in controlling future development within the Parish ensuring it is undertaken in a way which enhances the character of the Parish whilst respecting the Green Belt.
Three potential development sites have been identified at Butts Lane in Tanworth, Wood End Station and The Common in Earlswood.
In order to gauge the views of residents on the NDP’s main draft recommendations the Parish Council plans two major initiatives:
1) A summary of the Consultation paper and a questionnaire will be sent to each household in the parish in the coming weeks together with a stamped addressed return envelope.
Copies of the full NDP consultation document is available on various websites, including this one (see below link), or in printed form from the Parish Office.
2) Two Open Days will be held one in Tanworth Village Hall (for Tanworth and Wood End) and one in Earlswood on dates to be advised where residents can see maps of the proposed sites and discuss the draft with members of the Parish Council.
Residents are free to attend either location.
In addition to the above, both Residents’ Associations intend to each host a public meeting before the closing date of the return of the questionnaires to allow a full discussion of the draft plan and
its implications. Dates and times to be advised.