The NDP – What Happens Next?


The team preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan on behalf of the Parish Council have submitted a draft timetable for the next stage in the process.

A Draft Consultation Paper has been drawn up under Mike Saunders and Jonathan Ashcroft and the text of this has been agreed in principle by the Parish Council at a meeting on 18 January.

The most controversial proposals are likely to be the three sites identified as suitable for possible housing developments at Butts Lane in Tanworth itself, at Wood End Station and in Earlswood.

In order to gauge the views of residents on the NDP’s main draft recommendations the Parish Council plans two major initiatives:

1)  A summary of the Consultation paper and a questionnaire will be sent to each household in the parish in the coming weeks together with a stamped addressed return envelope.  Mike Saunders intends this to be the main means of establishing likely public reaction to the proposals.

Copies of the full NDP consultation document will be available on various websites or in printed form from the Parish Office.

2)  Two Open Days will be held one in Tanworth Village Hall (for Tanworth and Wood End) and one in Earlswood on dates to be advised where residents can see maps of the proposed sites and discuss the draft with members of the Parish Council.

Residents are free to attend either location.

In addition to the above, Tanworth Residents Association will host a public meeting before the closing date of the return of the questionnaires to allow a full discussion of the draft plan and its implications.

Mike and Jonathan are keen to stress that this is not the final NDP document and they are open to constructive suggestions about how it may be changed or otherwise improved.


(Source:  Tom Ross)

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