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Final Neighbourhood Plan Consultation to Launch Soon

Planning & Development

 

+++IMPORTANT NOTICE: SINCE PUBLICATION OF THIS NEWS ITEM, COMMENCEMENT OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED. AN ALTERNATIVE DATE FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE CONSULTATION PERIOD WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON+++

The final steps towards the publication of a Neighbourhood Plan for Hailsham are coming ever closer, following the Town Council’s submission of the draft plan to the District Council, which has announced the dates of the last public consultation on the Plan documents.

In accordance with Regulation 16, residents and organisations will be invited to comment on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan.  The consultation period lasts six weeks and runs from Monday 4th June to Monday 16th July 2018 at 5pm.

The Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan, written by a group made up of members from the community and from Hailsham Town Council, proposes a number of policies relating to what infrastructure and development is needed to sustain future housing growth in the Hailsham area, taking into consideration local environment and sustainability, design, housing type, traffic and transport, economy, services and facilities.

It is the responsibility of the District Council to collect all comments and representations, which will then be submitted to an independent examiner for inspection of the Plan documents before proceeding to referendum later this year.

Copies of the Plan and response forms will be available at: www.wealden.gov.uk and www.hailsham-tc.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning/ from Monday 4th June to Monday 16th July 2018.

Hard copies to view and forms to make your representations will also available at the following venues during the consultation period:

  • Hailsham Library (Western Road)
  • Wealden District Council offices (Vicarage Lane)
  • Hailsham Town Council offices (Market Street)

Anyone wishing to be notified of the Council’s decision on the Neighbourhood Plan proposal should state this in their representation.

“It’s been a long process to get this far with the development of a neighbourhood plan for Hailsham,” said Councillor Glenn Moore, chairman of the Town Council’s Neighbourhood Planning Committee. “Nevertheless, I’m really pleased for the local community after the amount of work they have contributed to get to this stage in the process.”

“This next – and last – public consultation is just as important as all the others we have undertaken over the past two years, and I encourage residents to take part when it launches on 4th June,” added Councillor Moore.

“The neighbourhood plan is being produced for the benefit of local people and such consultation exercises provide a real opportunity for you all to help influence the way in which the Hailsham area is developed in the future.”

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk