Thornbury is launching a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) which will shape the future of the town for the next 20 years.
As a neighbourhood plan is written by local people, it will reflect local needs and issues and set out a vision for the town and its future. It will consider land uses, the number of new homes to be built, where new homes should go, the type of housing that we need and how new homes are designed and built. It will also consider the local economy and the location for local jobs, shops and town centre services as well as other transport and community infrastructure such as schools and health facilities and how we can protect the local environment.
The NDP is likely to take upto 18 months to research, draft and consult upon before it can be approved through a local referendum. Once approved it will become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within it are then used in the determination of planning applications. It must be stressed that the neighbourhood plan cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan, what it can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.
We look forward to welcoming you to this important event and to working with you on the Neighbourhood Plan as it evolves over the coming months. If you would like to know more about this project or get involved, please visit our website: www.thornburytowncouncil.gov.uk , phone: 01454 412103 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We would be grateful if you could help to promote this event to any local people, groups or organisations that you think would be interested.