Friday, 20 October 2017

Residents to give views on homes plan

THE first public consultation on Goring’s neighbourhood plan will begin on January 16.

THE first public consultation on Goring’s neighbourhood plan will begin on January 16.

Residents will be asked which criteria they think are most important when choosing sites in the parish for new housing.

They will also be asked what types of homes are needed, how they should look and how other aspects of village life could be improved.

Their views will shape the first draft of the plan, which is being compiled by a volunteer working group under the parish council’s supervision.

The document will determine where at least 86 homes are to be built in the area by 2027 to meet Government targets. If it passes inspection by a planning expert and a referendum, it will become legally binding.



Once the consultation finishes in March, the volunteers will invite local landowners to offer up sites for housing.

These will be ranked according to residents’ criteria and the most popular will be included in the first draft.

The plan will then go to a second consultation and either be submitted for inspection or modified further.

Over the next three months, a number of events will be held to publicise the process. People will be able to fill in forms or give their feedback online.

An official launch will take place at the village hall from 10am on January 16. Further details will be announced after Christmas.

For more information, visit www.goringplan.co.uk or follow @goringplan on Twitter.



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