Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan
Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire
Dear Fleckney Resident
The Fleckney Parish Council is putting together a Neighbourhood Plan. We have held a consultation event with residents and consulted with stakeholders and the ideas and views put forward at those events have been used when writing this questionnaire.The results of this survey will determine the underpinning principles and overall direction of our plan and so it is very important that you, your family and your neighbours take this opportunity to make your views
What is Neighbourhood Planning?
Neighbourhood Planning is a relatively new process, which has been designed to enable the local community to influence the planning and development of the area in which they live and work. Development does not just mean more houses; it includes planning for shops, businesses, transport and community facilities. Neighbourhood planning enables people to shape the place in which they live their lives.
What is the purpose of this survey?
Finding out what people think and drawing on their skills and knowledge is an important part of developing a neighbourhood plan. We need your help to identify:
- If any new development is required and the most appropriate location for this
- The type and style of buildings that will best meet community needs
- Green spaces, buildings and areas that should be protected
- Any improvements or additions needed to local amenities, services and recreational facilities
- Improvements required to the public footpath, bus and road networks
Why does it matter?
A neighbourhood plan cannot prevent development but it can set out what type of development is appropriate and where it should be located.
Neighbourhood plans have a statutory status, which means that any decisions made on planning applications by the District or County Council would need to take into consideration the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan. It will ensure that the needs, views and priorities of the local community are fully considered when assessing future planning applications and proposed developments within the area.
We need your views to develop and implement a shared vision for the future of Fleckney.
Alan Birch, Chairman
Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee