OUR CHUDLEIGH : A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY
Late last year I reported on the Town Council’s decision to proceed with the preparation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for the parish. The Town Enhancement Committee, under the chairmanship of Cllr Mike Underwood, is acting as the steering committee and has established an NDP Team which has five groups working on the major issues so far identified :
Steady progress is being made by all five groups and the steering committee has recently agreed a draft Vision and Objectives.
The next major step will be the public launch of the plan making process at a half-day exhibition in the town hall on the afternoon of Saturday the 22nd April. Everyone attending will have the chance to comment on the Vision and Objectives and discuss the issues with members of the working groups. We need to know whether you agree with what has so far been done : are the Vision and Objectives right for Chudleigh, are there any other current issues that can be dealt with by the Plan?
At the end of the event we should have sufficient information to produce a questionnaire that will be delivered to every household in late spring. If all goes to plan, the draft NDP, called the pre-submission version, should be published in the early autumn and we will then be on track to complete the Plan sometime next year.
So please put the 22nd April in your diaries and come along to the town hall in the afternoon. All those attending the exhibition will qualify for a treat!