A central element of the development of the Neighbourhood Plan is consultation with residents. There will be a range of consultation exercises, including household surveys, drop-in sessions and invitations to comment on draft plans and other supporting documents.
All residents will have an opportunity to vote on the final plan through a formal referendum that will be held before the plan can be approved.
If the Neighbourhood Plan is to be successful it is essential that we get good engagement from all our residents so that the plan truly represents your aspirations for the future development of your village and community.
Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation April 2023
A major milestone was reached on the 30th May 2023 when the community consultation on the plan was completed. The consultation ran for 6 weeks and allowed local residents the opportunity to say whether or not they supported the content of the Plan and to suggest changes they would like to be considered.
Comments were also received from other major stakeholders, including West Suffolk Council.
Following the completion of the consultation, the Working Party are reviewing comments received and considering any necessary amendments to the Plan. The Plan will then be submitted to West Suffolk Council in order that it can proceed to examination and a parish referendum, hopefully towards the end of the year.
As part of the consultation a drop-in event was held at the Village Hall on Saturday 15 April between 10.00 and 13.00. This allowed residents to find out more about the Plan and ask questions of the Working Party members.
The display boards from the event are shown below, please click on an image to view full screen
A number of studies and reference documents are available and which are referred to in the Plan. These are...
- Landscape Appraisal. This presents a detailed appraisal of our natural landscape and local ecology. The document can be accessed here... Landscape Appraisal.
- Urban Design. An urban design consultant has produced a Parish Analysis and Design Guidance document. The document can accessed here... Urban Design.
- Green Spaces Assessment. This identifies significant green spaces in the village. The document can be accessed here... Green Spaces Assessment.
- Key Views. This docment identifies key views in the village. The document can be accessed here... Key Views
Drop-In Session 19th November 2022
The Working Party organised a drop-in event at Worlington Village Hall on Saturday 19th November 2022 to present the progress on the plan development. A summary of the work completed was presented on a number of display boards. The boards are reproduced below; please click on an image to view full screen.
The event ran from 10:00 to 13:00 and was well attended, with a steady stream of visitors over the three hour period.
Resident Survey October 2021
The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group conducted a survey of Worlington Residents to gather views on a range of issues relevant to the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Some 250 survey questionaires were distributed and 143 responses were received providing a wealth of views under four main subject areas...
- Environment and Community
- Working in Worlington