September 6th, 2016

Wellesbourne residents urged to have their say on future development

Wellesbourne residents urged to have their say on future development Wellesbourne residents urged to have their say on future development

RESIDENTS in Wellesbourne are being invited to have their say on how the village develops in the future.

Walton and Wellesbourne Way (WWW) has released its pre-submission report for consultation to develop its neighbourhood plan.

More than 40,000 comments from villagers have already been taken into account during the drawing up of the report, which is now being put under the microscope as part of an eight week consultation process.

It will then be submitted to Stratford District Council for review as part of the next stage in getting the plan approved.

The steering group, which is headed by John Hargis on behalf of Wellesbourne and Walton Parish Council, say they have left no stone uncovered in their bid to create a plan, which looks at every aspect of how the parish should evolve over the next 15 years.

The village has been forced to take more than 800 new homes since 2011 but it is hoped the plan will help influence the design, type and location of them.

WWW chairman John Hargis said: “The whole process has been much bigger than any of us anticipated at the outset.

“It has proved to be a long but interesting journey, which has highlighted and reinforced the villagers’ passion for protecting the future of Wellesbourne and Walton.

“Although it has been hard work, we are confident our team’s time has been invested wisely and as we enter the final stages of its development, we hope we’ve created a blueprint that will future proof Wellesbourne and Walton for the next generation.”

Villagers can access the draft report online or in person either at the Wellesbourne Library or at the Wellesbourne and Walton Parish Council offices in Church Street.

Drop-in sessions have also been organised at The Coffee Stop Café from 2pm to 3.30pm on Monday (June 20), between 10am and 11.30am on July 5, from 2pm to 3.30pm on July 20 and between 10am and 11.30am on August 4.

Visit www.w-w-w.org.uk or wellesbournepc.com/ to make comments.

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