The Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission Questionnaire is now open for comments until 15 June 2018. It provides local residents of Fleet with the opportunity to have your say on planning policies that will shape future development in the local area.
Neighbourhood plans are important documents which carry legal weight. Once approved, the policies contained are used to decide whether planning applications are approved. They should ensure that a community gets the right types of development, in the right places.
Over many months, a group of volunteers and Fleet Town Councillors have been developing a draft version of a Fleet Neighbourhood Plan with input from local organisations and voluntary groups.
Open for consultation
Fleet Town Council have now opened a consultation on a Pre-Submission version of the Fleet Neighbourhood Plan. It is a chance for all Fleet residents to comment on the draft and the important local issues contained in it.
You can comment on three key areas:
- Ensuring the Vibrancy and Vitality of the Town Centre
Fleet’s population is growing, placing increased demand on the town centre to provide cultural and leisure facilities. The Town Centre part of the Plan presents a vision for a vibrant “Civic Quarter”. This will provide the facilities needed for local residents and attract visitors to the area.
- Conserving our local area
All areas of the country have been tasked with building more housing in order to cater to growing demand. The Fleet Neighbourhood plan proposes that any new development within the Fleet Town Council area, and in the Conservation Areas, needs to be sympathetic to the local character in scale, style and density.
3. Protecting our green spaces
Fleet’s green spaces are a huge asset to residents. The Fleet Neighbourhood Plan looks at how to protect and enhance green spaces and the woodland nature of the area.
Online questionnaire ready for completion
A questionnaire has been produced for residents to complete. It includes a summary of the policies that are being proposed and asks residents to agree or disagree. You can read the complete version of the Pre-Submission Fleet Neighbourhood Plan on the Council website or view a hard copy. Hard copies are available in the Fleet Town Council Offices, Fleet Library or at The Harlington.
You can complete the questionnaire by clicking HERE.
If you are unable to complete the questionnaire online, you can complete a copy of the questionnaire which was included in the May ‘Town Talk’ Newsletter. You can also pick up a copy from the Public Exhibition at The Harlington (14 May – 15 June) or download a copy by clicking here. Hard copies of the questionnaire should be returned to Fleet Town Council, The Harlington, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet, GU51 4BY.
The consultation closes on 15th June 2018 so you still have a few weeks to have your say.
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