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PRESS RELEASE - Neighbourhood Plan Community Event

A Lincolnshire Town Council is encouraging residents to have their say and help create a plan for the future of their town and surrounding area.

Posters will be going up around the town to provide further information and Sleaford Town Council will be hosting a stall at the St Deny's Day Harvest Market and Harvest Celebration Market on Saturday 12th October 2019 from 10am to 3pm. If you would like to know more and be involved, please pop down and see us.

Sleaford Town Council are inviting residents from the town, to a Neighbourhood Plan Community 'Drop in' Event on Monday 28th October 2019 at Sleaford Town Hall in the Community meeting room at Sleaford Town Hall, Navigation Yard, Sleaford NG34 7TW opposite the National Centre for Craft and Design on from 4.00pm to 7.30pm.

It's a great chance for anyone in the town and surrounding area to learn how a Neighbourhood Plan could help shape development in the town and support them in helping to decide whether it is the right approach for the community.

Everyone is welcome to come and have their say about what Sleaford could look like in the future. Whether it is housing development, new business premises, green spaces or something else, this is everyone's chance to shape the future of the town for the next 10 - 20 years!'

The Town Council is working with Sleaford based Community Lincs and North Kesteven District Council to better understand the opportunities and benefits of a Plan against the commitment and resources required to achieve a final plan. A Neighbourhood Plan can take at least a year to develop, involving a dedicated group of volunteers gathering evidence and information to form the plan. The final document will be subject to examination and referendum and then form part of the Local Development Plan for use to advise future planning.

Janet Clark, Senior Rural Officer at Community Lincs said, 'Neighbourhood Planning is an important way for communities to have a real say in how their community is developed. Most communities find that they need help and support along the way, therefore Community Lincs works hard to provide a full support service for communities undertaking the Neighbourhood Planning process. After this event the Town Council can decide how it wishes to proceed.'

People are welcome to drop in and take as much time as they like to give their comments about what is needed or improvements which might be made. This is a genuine opportunity for everyone to have their views heard and recorded. The Town Council look forward to welcoming everyone.

Anyone unable to attend the event can still be involved by emailing the Deputy Town Clerk lisa.tidy@sleaford.gov.uk .

Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:28 by Administrator

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