How to have a say on a development in Bourne through the new Bourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan consultation
People are invited to comment on a document which could help shape a town’s future development.
The ‘vision and objectives’ document is part of Bourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan, which sets out land use and planning guidance for the town, plus Dyke, Cawthorpe, Twenty and the surrounding countryside.
The plan can protect open spaces, and define where buildings can go, what they can be used for, and what they might look like. Similar plans are being developed in Stamford and the Deepings .
Roy McKinney, a town councillor and chairman of the steering group for the neighbourhood plan, said: “The consultation outlines key issues facing Bourne today, together with a draft vision and objectives to clarify what the plan should focus on to help address the key issues.
“The purpose of this consultation is to determine if the key issues facing Bourne have been identified correctly or if there are other issues that should be addressed as part of the plan, and if there is a high degree of consensus around the draft vision and objectives or if these need to be amended.”
The plan is required to allocate land for a minimum of 100 new homes and a number of sites have been put forward for development. The current consultation provides opportunity for other sites to be identified.
Coun McKinney addded: “As explained in the consultation paper, we will consult on the sites once we have determined the objectives of the plan and have assessed each site against those objectives.”
‘Vision and objectives’ can be found at the new Bourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan website together with an online survey and further information. Those without access to a computer can call the town clerk on 01778 426123 for access to a hard copy.
People responding to the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £50 vouchers and all comments on the document must be received by October 16.