ABOUT THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The Stoke Ferry Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led document for guiding the future development of the Parish until 2040 and, in particular, the use of land.
(To be reviewed following the Public Consultation Day, Feb 15, 2020)
Stoke Ferry will be a flourishing community in a unique and historic setting on the River Wissey, able to meet local needs and address the ongoing challenges of climate change.
The Parish will have a balanced housing mix in keeping with the character of the area. Important aspects of the natural and historical environment will be actively protected. Stoke Ferry will be an attractive place where people of all ages choose to live, work and visit in the future.
Neighbourhood Planning AT A GLANCE
Your Neighbourhood Plan is lead by your Parish Council.
In September 2019 a Working Group was set up. The Working Group has three Parish Councillors and a number of local residents who report back progress to the Parish Council every month.
Funds were raised to appoint a team of three experienced Consultants to assist and guide the Working Group.
What will happen?
There are a number of stages for resident consultation to go through.
After approval by our Borough Council, the outcomes of these consultations will finally be put to all residents in a village referendum.
We will keep you informed at every step of the way.
The benefits to our village?
Once agreed by a referendum the Neighbourhood Plan will be a legal document.
It will allow our community to play a much stronger role in shaping the Parish in which we live and work and in supporting new development proposals.
The Neighbourhood Plan will form part of the Borough Council'd Development Plan and will sit alongside its Local Plan.
In addition to our preferences for development being considered, an adopted Neighbourhood Plan will mean the Parish Council receives 25% of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which land developers pay to our Borough Council. Without an adopted plan this CIL payment is only 15%.