Thank you Alderton - 69 visitors attended the ANDP workshop in the Village Hall on 28 March 2015. We debated our proposed NDP policies and other issues and to do with land identified in the draft TBC Local Plan, potential development sites, infill options and green spaces and important views.
All feedback collected will be gone through in the next few weeks and then our draft plan and policies will be submitted for screening by TBC. This will be followed by an SEA (Strategic Environment Assessment) before moving onto the final phases including further consultation, inspection and referendum.
It might feel endless... And that we have already gone through lots of hoops... But there are still more to jump over!
If sometimes it feels like we are covering similar ground, we have to - the advice is that our process has to be so squeaky clean if we are to pass formal inspection and stand up to those developers who may wish to belittle our efforts by suggesting we are 'a bunch of amateurs' who are not experts in their own community. So by crossing every 't' and dotting every 'i', as well as demonstrating our commitment, we can confound them, just like we did over the recent Appeal.
The Planning Consultant helping us with the next steps of our NDP was so impressed by the high level of community interest in Alderton. She is currently working with approx. 50 communities across the country on their NDPs, and Alderton stands out - but we already knew that didn't we!
So, we have to stick with it.
Thank you for your continuing support. - ANDP group.