Updates

The Neighbourhood Plan Group has been doing as much as could be done during the last few months. Finalising 80% of the draft plan, reporting to the organisation that funds Neighbourhood Plans and applying for further grant funding to finish the job.

There will be further public meetings, when they are possible, so that you can help us complete the remaining 20% of the draft plan.

If you want to be involved please contact Nigel Willis: or Sally Ward:

The Neighbourhood Plan, and the impact of last year’s Stratford District Council Site Allocations Plan, were discussed at the recent ‘virtual’ Tredington Parish Council meeting.

Neither Built Up Area Boundaries nor Reserve Housing Sites will be confirmed until the document is published and approved by a Planning Inspector.  In the meantime, we intend to progress the Neighbourhood Plan as far as we can with the information that is currently at hand.

It will come as no surprise that we have had to put the Neighbourhood Plan pretty much on hold for the time being.  Most of the Plan has been written but there are certain issues on which we need your guidance.  The proposed open meeting at Blackwell will be rearranged as soon as possible.

WE NEED YOU TO GUIDE US

To complete the Neighbourhood Plan, we need your input on Local Green Spaces, Valued Landscapes, Tourism, Car Parking and how ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’ should be spent. We will be seeking your views plus any other concerns or issues you think the Neighbourhood Plan should address, at the next open meeting at:

Blackwell Village Hall, Saturday 25th April from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

The first draft of your Neighbourhood Plan is nearing completion and the committee are now receiving informal advice from Stratford-on-Avon District Council (SDC) on the content.

The group is now focused on Local Green Spaces and is going through a process of validating the areas, identifying landowners and seeking their agreement; once these are in place the details will be included in the Neighbourhood Plan.

The recent open meetings at Tredington and Newbold were well attended and, following analysis of the questionnaires, the group has been able to start writing the chapters of the Plan; chapters on the Local Economy and Natural Environment are well advanced.

The Housing Needs Survey has been completed and the results are expected towards the end of January.

Of the approximately 1600 residents of Tredington Parish, just over 100 attended the Neighbourhood Plan village consultation on 1st and 2nd November; those attending made a significant contribution to the process of developing the Plan.  The focus of the consultation was the village Built Up Area Boundary, sites that might be acceptable for development as well as Reserve Housing Sites and Local Green Spaces in both Tredington and Newbold.  Early feedback suggests that in Newbold-on-Stour, there is little, if any, appetite for further development.

The District Council’s recent ‘Site Allocations Plan’ (SAP) has identified “Reserve Housing Sites (RHS)” in Tredington and Newbold.  It is a Contingency Plan against the possibility that the District Council cannot meet the housing quotas in the Core Strategy or the housing requirement changing at Governmental level.   The SAP identifies three potential sites in Newbold and one in Tredington; the Neighbourhood Plan must take these sites into consideration.