Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
CONSULTATION CLOSES 15TH JUNE 2018
Fleet Town Council is seeking your comments on the Pre-Submission version of the
Fleet Neighbourhood Plan
A questionnaire has been produced in which you will find a summary of the policies that are proposed for your town.
Before completing the questionnaire we recommend that you read the complete version of the
Pre-Submission Fleet Neighbourhood Plan which you can view by clicking the links below, or alternatively a hard copy is also available in the Fleet Town Council Offices, Fleet Library or at the public exhibitions.
The wording is simply a summary of each policy and it is the policy itself that you are agreeing or disagreeing with by responding to our questionnaire.
TO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE, CLICK HERE
Alternatively, anyone unable to complete the questionnaire online can still take part by:
- Completing a copy of the questionnaire included within a special May edition of our ‘Town Talk’ Newsletter being delivered to all households in Fleet (to download a copy, click here)
- Picking up a copy of the questionnaire from a Public Exhibition at The Harlington (14 May – 15 June) or the Hart Shopping Centre (14 - 25 May)
- Downloading a copy of the questionnaire by clicking here
Hard copies of the questionnaire should be returned by hand or by post to: Fleet Town Council, The Harlington, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet, GU51 4BY
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
If you have any questions about the Pre-Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan or need clarification on any points before you complete the questionnaire in Fleet TownTalk or complete online (link above) then Fleet Town Residents are invited to attend a Public Question & Answer Session On Tuesday 22 May, 2018 at 7pm in The Harlington
SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION
What is a Neighbourhood Plan and why do we need one for Fleet?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a document that:
- Sets out the planning policies for a neighbourhood or area that are used to decide whether planning applications are approved
- Is written with input from the local community – the people who know and love the area
- Provides a powerful tool that ensures the community gets the right types of development, in the right places
In the past planning decisions have been made by the Government and by District/Borough Councils. While certain aspects of planning will remain at national and district level, the Neighbourhood Plan now gives us the opportunity to define the planning policies that are appropriate for our area. Importantly, a Neighbourhood Plan also carries legal weight.