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Finchampstead Draft Neighbourhood Plan – Regulation 14 Statutory Consultation

1st February – 19th March 2021

Finchampstead Future, a group of volunteer local residents, working in partnership with Finchampstead Parish Council, is producing a Neighbourhood Plan under the Localism Act 2011 and has reached the stage of conducting the first formal public consultation on a draft plan.

You can view the draft Finchampstead Neighbourhood Development Plan here

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A summary version of the draft Plan can be found here.

Additional documents referred to in the draft Plan are:

  • The results of the 2019 survey which can be read here
  • A Topic Paper on Local Green Spaces which can be read here
  • A Topic Paper on Key Gaps which can be read here

Please let us have your comments on the draft Plan.
You can:

  • complete an on-line survey here
  • email us at ndp@finchampstead-pc.gov.uk
  • write to FNDP, c/o Finchampstead Parish Council, FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead RG40 4ES

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You can read the Finch Future January 2021 newsletter here

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)?

It is the most powerful tool a community has ever had for influencing local development!

  • It is the best way to safeguard our neighbourhoods from speculative, ill-conceived development.
  • It is a plan for our area drawn up by local people, representing their views and needs.
  • It will provide community derived planning policies for our parish, which will be used when planning applications are considered.

It will cover important issues such as housing, green spaces, social/economic needs and priorities, leisure and transport. When completed the plan will be submitted for approval and it will be up to local people to say yes or no to it through a Parish referendum.

Our vision is to embrace the need for change and to meet the expanding need of a growing population whilst protecting those important things that have attracted generations of people to choose Finchampstead as a place to live and bring up their families

Minutes of the Finchampstead Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group can be found via the link below:

Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group Meeting Minutes

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