Town council set to discuss neighbourhood plan at meeting

Uppingham Town Hall
Uppingham Town Hall
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Town councillors are set to discuss and approve a document that will shape future developments in the area at a meeting next week.

Uppingham Town Council has called an extraordinary meeting for Monday, at 7pm, in the town hall in High Street East to consider and approve the second draft of the Uppingham Town Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan is a 40-page document that highlights where and how the town can be developed.

There are a number of sections in the plan that discuss key issues such as technology and infrastructure, tourism, industry and employment, retail development and transport.

The plan is a Government based scheme that aims to give local communities a chance to have a say on which areas should be designated for future development. It has been put together by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan Task Group, on behalf of Uppingham Town Council, following consultations with groups and businesses in the town.

Once approved by the town council, it will then have to be approved by Rutland County Council and signed off by an external examiner.

A local referendum will be held so residents can support or refute the final document.

If 50 per cent of the voters approve the contents of the plan, Rutland County Council must bring it into force.