Designed by Ian Parris © Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan
Our Invite to Upcoming Neighbourhood Plan Events
The Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan is moving forward another step this month!
Everyone in the village is invited to come to the village hall to hear feedback from the survey results, and how this evidence is driving the objectives for the plan.
The objectives are really important to the plan – these are what any policy will look to achieve, and also help us measure how useful they have been when we review the plan over the next few years.
For example, 31% of villagers who responded to the survey said that they felt there should be improved equipment in the play area on the Green, and 60% said that the 15 to 19-year-old age group were under-served for recreational opportunities. 43% felt likewise for the 10 to 15 age group. From this, and other comments, we suggest an objective should be to improve the leisure and recreation opportunities for residents of Nether Heyford of all ages by encouraging provision of open space and children’s play facilities. This can be achieved by, for instance, protecting and improving existing assets such as the school, village hall and other community buildings and spaces used for community events. There will be other ways of making sure this happens, which would be detailed in the policy on ‘Leisure’. South Northants Council and the Parish Council are held accountable in holding to these policies, once the Neighbourhood Plan has been agreed in a referendum. Hence, the importance of using evidence from the village to construct the objectives and subsequent policies.
The dates and times of the events are Friday 23rd March at 7.30pm, Saturday 24th March at10.30am and Sunday 25th March at 2.30pm. There will be a short presentation to outline progress with the plan, and each of the objectives will be displayed for you to see and discuss with the people who sit on the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Group. This third key event is not only to ensure you have feedback, but another opportunity for you to help us, by refining the objectives and to fill any gaps that you feel the Neighbourhood Plan might be able to take into account.
The NHNPG will really benefit from seeing you there. There’s quite a momentum building now we are getting into the ‘nitty gritty’ of the plan. The survey results can be seen on our website - www.netherheyfordneighbourhoodplan.org.uk - and we will publish the final objectives after the events. Together we can all help to build a vibrant and prosperous village. Thanks.
Tony Clewett (Chair)
Tom Dodd (Vice Chair)
Sue Corner (Secretary & Treasurer)