“Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.”
Department for Communities and Local Government
Winterton-on-Sea Parish Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a community project which allows you, the residents of Winterton, to decide what you want your village to look like in years to come. Neighbourhood Planning cannot stop development – but it can make a statutory plan which must be taken into account when any planning application – large or small – is considered.
Neighbourhood Planning is a lengthy process, and a Steering Group was formed in August 2017, with further work with our consultant progressing in Summer 2018. Government funding of £9,000 to contribute towards the cost was awarded in May 2018. We will be giving regular updates through this website and the Winterton Newsletter. There will be regular public consultations to help us develop the right policies and Plan. We will make sure you know where we are in the process. And ultimately, you will have your say about whether you accept the Plan through a referendum. The consultation will be running again as an extension between 28 May and 9 July.
This is a community project. And we want you on board. You don’t have to have any planning expertise, you just need to be passionate about Winterton, and able to contribute to periodic meetings, as well as helping with public consultation events.
Interested? Contact the Parish Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in this exciting chance to shape the future of your village. Want more information? Visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning–2