Here is your latest update on the work being done to build a Neighbourhood Plan for the villages of Farnham Common and Farnham Royal.
At time of writing content for the plan is coming together well and as mentioned in our last update we hope to have shared some of the draft plan with residents by the time you have read this article but more about this to follow.
Since we last wrote we have completed a lot of the narrative around the pre submission plan, mapped the green infrastructure which identifies green assets across the two villages and created a sustainable travel map identifying
Bus Routes, Public Rights of Way, Long Distance Walks and Cycling Routes.
Work on creating a clear Design Code for the villages continues but the timescale for this work is still not fully clear.
In mid-December we held a briefing session for the Councils Planning Working Group to update them on the status, direction of the draft plan and its policies. This was well received, and the group recognised the good progress that has been made in recent months.
To give you some idea of the timescales still involved in the plan process we anticipate the following timeline over the first six months of 2023:
Late January 2023: Sharing draft plan polices with residents for informal consultation and feedback
April 2023: Draft Neighbourhood Plan review and prepare for formal consultation
May to July 2023: Regulation 14 consultation with Bucks Council
During the period from late January to March 2023 we will have launched the Neighbourhood Plan webpage and Facebook page and as mentioned we will share the draft policies of the plan with residents for an informal consultation
to ensure the feedback we have received since the start of the process remains important and relevant. This will be achieved via a questionnaire on the webpage and in some instances direct mail.
The nine draft policies focus on:
HOUSING MIX AND TENURE
THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK
LOCAL GREEN SPACES
LOCAL HERITAGE ASSETS
LOCAL COMMUNITY USES AND PUBS
EARLY YEARS PROVISION
FARNHAM COMMON VILLAGE CENTRE and
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Useful online links:
Neighbourhood Planning Buckinghamshire Council site
Step by step guide to Neighbourhood Planning