MANP - The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan
WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
Your Neighbourhood Plan website has moved from http://www.manp.co.uk/default.aspx to this site. We have taken the opportunity to revive its look so it’s more up to date, user friendly and packed with information and news.
How are we doing?
Based on findings from our summer 2019 consultation exercise, the Steering Group has been busy drafting policies for the Neighbourhood Plan, which will help to protect our environment, our green and community spaces, heritage and our landscape. We’ve also identified possible sites for affordable housing and other community facilities. Those sites are now being assessed by various statutory bodies (e.g. Wiltshire Council, Natural England, the Environment Agency) for their suitability. Once this process is finished and all policies are in place, we’ll move into a formal consultation (known as ‘Regulation 14’). This will be another chance for you to have your say on what’s proposed for our Neighbourhood area for years to come.
A Neighbourhood Plan is all about land: what we do with it, how we use it, how we protect it, what we play on it, how we manage it, how we look after it for the future.
Your Neighbourhood Plan will give our community a say on the type of development that takes place in Marlborough, Mildenhall, Preshute and Savernake.
It’s framed by the 2011 Localism Act and put together by the community for the community and then approved through a referendum for local people. It could also influence affordable housing, local jobs, transport, the vitality of the High Street and the environment. It will also need to take into account surgery capacity, school places, other community facilities and infrastructure.
Our Neighbourhood Plan will run to 2036 and must be consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Wiltshire Local Plan (formerly the Wiltshire Core Strategy) and so provide for a balanced and sustainable approach to development in our Neighbourhood Plan area. It’s the only formal route for us all to be able to really influence the future shape of Marlborough and really holds weight in planning decisions.
The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan will focus on:
Amenities (including parking)
Countryside & Recreation
Business & Employment
Design, Conservation & Heritage
These pages include maps, parish information, details of subject areas to be included in the plan, updates on progress, documents, reports, minutes of meetings and contact information.
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