Have your say on Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan proposals

Pluckley Parish Council has submitted the Pluckley Neighbourhood Development Plan, 2016-2031 to Ashford Borough Council and the council is now seeking the local communities’ views on the proposals.

To take part in the consultation visit www.ashford.gov.uk/consult, where you can find out further details and information on how to express your views.

Comments on the Pluckley Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Document can be made via the website or by completing and returning a hard copy representation forms (which are available from the locations below, or upon request).

Comments must be received by 24th October 2016.

Neighbourhood planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011, and enables local communities to shape development and growth in their area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood development order or a community right to build order.

A Neighbourhood Plan covers a geographic area and can be taken forward by town and parish councils or 'neighbourhood forums'. A Neighbourhood Plan, if approved, becomes part of the statutory development plan for that area and will be used in determining planning applications.

The Pluckley Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Document will be available to view between 8th September 2016 and 24th October 2016 online or at the locations below:
• Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford TN23 1PL
• Charing Library, Market Place, Charing, Ashford TN27 0LR
• The Butchers Shop, The Street, Pluckley, Ashford TN27 0QS

Comments may include a request that the council notify you as to whether the council has decided to make or has decided to refuse to make the proposed Pluckley Neighbourhood Development Plan.

If you have any queries you can contact the council via: email: planning.policy@ashford.gov.uk telephone: (01233) 330229 or in writing at: Planning Policy, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, TN23 1PL.