During the last few weeks we have contacted community groups: village halls, churches, sports clubs, the school, etc to learn about their hopes and aspirations, and the challenges they face. This has been a helpful and rewarding task.

In particular a meeting with the Head Teacher of Newbold and Tredington Primary School raised several issues and concerns. A primary task of the Steering Committee will be to try and find solutions.

Also, during recent weeks our photographer has been busy in the villages.

Our Planning Consultant, Neil Pearce (Avon Planning Servcies Ltd.), attended our Steering Committee meeting on 10th October.

The group has decided on the main headings and sub-headings of the plan based on the residents’ and Business questionnaire results.

It has been a busy but productive time for the TPNPSG. In August we ran a workshop to scope the chapters for the neighbourhood plan and consider the policies for each chapter.

The Chapters proposed are:-
  • Home – this chapter will provide guidance on site allocation and types of housing, such as affordable and local needs. 
    Economy - this chapter will focus on protecting existing employment sites and the needs of future sites. 
  • Community – this chapter will provide guidance on our leisure facilities, such as walking and cycle routes and important issues such as highway safety. 
  • Natural Environment – this chapter focuses on protecting valued landscape and natural habitats. 
  • Built Environment - this chapter includes important issues such as brownfield sites, design standards, parking standards. 
  • Community Aspirations – this chapter includes potential further enhancements for built and natural environment the community have expressed an interest in.