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Neighbourhood Planning Team ‘On The Road’

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Aerial view of Hailsham 

Hailsham Town Council’s Neighbourhood Planning Team are making themselves available to discuss your views on future housing development in various locations across the town throughout June.

Representatives from the Neighbourhood Planning Committee and Town Council officers will be visiting different parts of Hailsham in their mobile demonstration unit to discuss the Neighbourhood Plan and enabling residents to take part in the important consultation process by completing a questionnaire.

Taking into account the proposed construction of 9,380 new houses (97% growth) in Hailsham, the Town Council agreed to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan under the powers granted by the Localism Act 2011, which will consider what type of homes should be provided and the level of infrastructure required to support both new housing and the existing community.

“The Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan is our opportunity to plan the future of our town and determine how potential future housing numbers and development can best be accommodated and facilitated,” said Councillor Paul Soane, chairman of the Neighbourhood Planning Committee.

“Although the Town Council is responsible for leading the process, it is our commitment that residents and the community at large determine our town’s future, its shape, look and feel, provision of facilities and critical infrastructure.”

Councillor Soane added: “The Neighbourhood Planning Team wants your views on what is needed in the town and the changes you would like to see happen. So please take this crucial opportunity to help shape the future of our town by coming along to one of our mobile information sessions to be held at various locations in June, find out more about the process and complete our consultation questionnaire!”

All views gathered from the consultation questionnaire will inform the draft Neighbourhood Plan and provide a blueprint for the future development of Hailsham.

Dates, Times & Locations:
SAT 4 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Vicarage Field (Street Market/War Memorial)
SUN 5 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Tesco car park (North Street)
MON 6 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Hailsham Library car park (Western Road)
TUE 7 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Waitrose car park (by Charles Hunt Centre)
WED 8 JUN>> 10am-2pm, Waitrose car park (by Charles Hunt Centre)
THU 9 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Freedom Leisure car park (Vicarage Lane)
FRI 10 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Freedom Leisure car park (Vicarage Lane)
SAT 11 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Tesco car park (North Street)
SUN 12 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Freedom Leisure car park (Vicarage Lane)
MON 13 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Hailsham Library car park (Western Road)
MON 13 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, Country Park car park (off Gleneagles)
TUE 14 JUN >> 10am-2pm, South Road/Station Road car park
TUE 14 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, Hailsham East Centre (Vega Close)
WED 15 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Waitrose car park (NHS Health Centre side)
WED 15 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, Union Corner Hall car park (Hawks Road)
THU 16 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Waitrose car park (NHS Health Centre side)
THU 16 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, The Cedars (off Milland Road)
FRI 17 JUN >> 8.30am-12.30pm, Union Corner Hall car park (Hawks Road)
FRI 17 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, Summerfields Avenue
SAT 18 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Vicarage Field (Street Market/War Memorial)
SAT 18 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, Lion House Park (Mill Road)
SUN 19 JUN >> 10am-2pm, Freedom Leisure car park (Vicarage Lane)
SUN 19 JUN >> 6.30pm-8.30pm, Freedom Leisure car park (Vicarage Lane)

Questionnaires can also be collected and posted at the following locations from Saturday 4th June to Saturday 16th July 2016:
Hailsham Library (Western Road); Hailsham MI Club (Western Road); Town Council Offices (Market Street); Seaforth Farm Surgery (Vicarage Field); Vicarage Field Surgery; Medical Centre (85 Battle Road); Quintin Medical Centre (Hawkswood Road); Dippy Doodahs (High Street); Chapter 12 Wine Bar (High Street); Hailsham Jewellers (High Street); Waitrose (Vicarage Field); Tesco (North Street).

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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