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Nether Heyford

Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan

It is now a little over 12 months since the first meeting of what was to become known as the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Group (NHNPG) and a lot of progress has already been made thanks to very positive support from our villagers and the hard working committee and steering group.

ln March we held a public consultation event in the Village Hall which ran from 10.00am until 4.00pm to which over 250 villagers attended. An excellent response We were knee deep in Post-it notes offering opinions on the four main subjects –

(1) Green Spaces, Community and Recreation,

(2) Environment and Heritage,

(3) Housing and Development,

(4) Transport and infrastructure.


We then condensed all the views and incorporated them into a Questionnaire which was delivered to every house by early June by the members of the Committee and some helpers. We timed this to coincide with the Village Fete which was held on 10th June and where we were present in our gazebo to answer any questions and also to receive completed questionnaires.

The response from the villagers has been fantastic with 315 returns representing 43% of the number of households. This is well above the average and shows great support for our Plan. Thank you all very much.

We have now received the preliminary results of the survey from our consultants at Stratford-Upon-Avon Council and can begin the task of preparing the Neighbourhood Plan with our Planning Consultant although we will have to wait for the fully analysed results before we can get too far.

This will involve a lot of work and will probably take until the end of the year before we can issue any kind of draft plan, however, we will keep you updated on progress through the pages of The Prattler during this period. We have now completed 25% of the process in producing the Neighbourhood Plan for Nether Heyford.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the £l00 prize in the Questionnaire Draw was Mark and Louise Lucas of Brookside Place.

Tony Clewett

Chairman of NHNPG

Louise Lucas receiving her £100 Prize from Tony Clewett