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Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood Planning section of our website. On these pages, you will find the latest information on the progress of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Hailsham.

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NEXT QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY FOR RESIDENTS!

The Neighbourhood Planning Team will be launching a 4-week questionnaire in which residents can have their say on the emerging ideas and identify priorities for infrastructure and other provision in the future.

The survey, which run from 9.30am on Tuesday 1st August until 4pm on Thursday 31st August, can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HailshamNDPAugConsultation.

Alternatively, hard copies can be obtained from the Hailsham Town Council offices in Market Street.


YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND OUR NEXT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE CIVIC COMMUNITY HALL IN VICARAGE LANE ON FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST (10AM-NOON) AND FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST (2PM-4.30PM).

Residents will be able to find out more about the draft policies of the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan at both consultation events and help the Neighbourhood Planning Committee identify priorities for local infrastructure and other provision in the future.

More information about the neighbourhood planning process will be available, including the Committee’s achievements to date and residents will have the opportunity to view maps and display stands, ask Committee members any questions about the way forward with the Plan and have their say on how future housing development can best be accommodated in the future.

Free softplay equipment will be available for children aged 0-5 years at both events and more information will be announced in the coming weeks.

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>>See our revised TIMETABLE & PROJECT PLAN

>>View Draft GROWTH AREAS: EMERGING POLICIES

DOCUMENTS JUST IN!

>>Plan Update: REPORT ON PROGRESS (May 2017)

>>Draft Policies: RESPONSE TO TOWN COUNCIL COMMENTS


Hailsham Common Pond 2.jpgTHE PLAN VISION

The following vision took on board feedback obtained from residents at a public engagement event held at the Hailsham East Community Centre in February:

“Hailsham will be recognised as a destination for leisure, shopping and culture. It will have embraced and harnessed its growth potential and benefitted from the necessary infrastructure to support and retain its strong sense of community, civic pride and social wellbeing. Hailsham will be established as a balanced, well-proportioned and prosperous town offering its residents a high quality of life.”

>>View FULL VISION & OBJECTIVES

>>Go to HAILSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WEBSITE


COMMENTS PROVIDED AT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENT REVEAL STRONG SUPPORT FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

>>Vision & Objectives Workshop FINDINGS REPORT – see the statistics!

NPT Event 1

Residents were invited to attend an interactive drop-in session to discuss and find out more about the progress of the Hailsham Neighbourhood Development Plan at the Hailsham East Community Centre on 9th February. At the public consultation, organisers were on hand to explain more about the neighbourhood planning process — including recent achievements — and explore how the Town Council and you — the residents — can take it forward successfully.

Statistics obtained from an analysis of the comments put forward at the public consultation event have revealed strong support for the Neighbourhood Planning Committee’s objectives.

>>View Vision & Objectives Workshop FINDINGS REPORT.

NPT Event 7Results from an interactive ‘clicker’ poll which indicated that 64% of participants the redevelopment of brownfield sites and infill sites within the urban areas is the best way to accommodate new development in Hailsham. 41% of participants said they are happy with the community facilities in the town – although additional investment is needed – with 27% using facilities outside of Hailsham in nearby towns such as Eastbourne.

Find out more and get an in-depth report on the poll findings by visiting our Neighbourhood Plan public consultation page.

>>VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS (courtesy of John Stone) | PHOTO GALLERY


THE NEXT STAGES…

The Town Council’s neighbourhood planning consultants have carried out a review of the Wealden Local Plan, the draft of which was recently published by Wealden District Council, recommending a lower housing requirement than in the earlier Issues, Options & Recommendations document.

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An agreement has been made on the vision and objectives of the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan and an initial (draft) policy list draft has been produced and will go to consultation prior to the preparation of a pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan document.

It is anticipated that the Neighbourhood Plan preparation process will be carried out in parallel to the draft Local Plan timescales.

>>Plan Update: REPORT ON PROGRESS (May 2017)

>>Draft Policies: RESPONSE TO TOWN COUNCIL COMMENTS

We encourage you to get involved in  any future public consultations, surveys and other activities, details of which will be announced soon. This is a big project and the more people we have on board throughout the different stages the more influence we will all have on shaping the future of Hailsham.