The Parish Council are considering producing a Neighbourhood Plan for Church Fenton. This would be a significant piece of work, but would give the residents of Church Fenton a greater say regarding development in the village in the future, and would attract some additional funds for local projects. A Plan would take some time to produce, so would not be able to influence current proposals.
Neighbourhood Planning is a relatively recent initiative. It allows local communities to prepare land use plans which will have significant weight when future planning applications are being considered. They need to be in accordance with national and regional policy, so would need to identify sites for development in line with existing policies such as the Selby DC core strategy.
A vital element of Plan production will be meaningful engagement with the local community so that evidence can be provided regarding residents priorities. Should the Council decide to proceed with the production of a Plan we will be looking for support and assistance from people in the village to make sure that the engagement is effective.
If you have any queries regarding the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, please contact the Clerk on email@example.com.