Urgent: Volunteers Needed
Work to produce a Plan for Wolston is now well under way. Some important work has already been done – grant funding has been secured, a Housing Needs Survey commissioned, and a more wide-ranging questionnaire produced, which gives us the evidence we need to develop the Wolston Plan.
With this in mind, we are now reshaping the Steering Group so that it can play a more pro-active part in taking decisions, and ensure we are getting wider support in the village for the policies we propose to include in the Plan. We need representation of people of all ages from across the village, with different interests, skills and backgrounds so that the group will be as representative as possible.
Are you able to help ? Minimum commitment is one hour a month, to attend a Steering Group meeting at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Details of dates of forthcoming meetings and the agendas are on this page.
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Wolston Neighbourhood Plan - Steering Group
Background: A Neighbourhood Development Plan (Plan) is a framework developed by a community for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It is about the use and development of land. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area, providing new facilities, or allocating key sites for specific kinds of development. The Plan must be led by a ‘qualifying body’, which in our case, is Wolston Parish Council.
A number of volunteers have already come forward and expressed an interest in helping to create a Plan, and as a result, the Parish Council has set up a group of volunteers to facilitate production of the Plan. This now needs to be formalised into a Steering Group made up of Parish Council representatives and people in the village with either the relevant expertise or an interest in driving the Plan forward. The Steering Group will report regularly to the Parish Council who must approve the final draft of the Plan for submission to Rugby Borough Council. They will operate in accordance with a set of rules known as the Terms of Reference (available on request).
In progressing the Plan, the Steering Group will seek to:
• Provide a forum for discussion and debate
• Motivate the community to be involved throughout the Plan
• Set up sub-groups to focus on particular themes that arise through the consultation process
• Identify ways of involving the whole community and gather the views and opinions of as many individuals, groups and organisations in the community as possible
• Determine the types of survey and information gathering to be used.
Updated 6th September 2018