The Parish Council were delighted at the public response to the first meeting about the Neighbourhood Plan at the Methodist Chapel on 1st October. We had a full house with almost 70 people attending.
Dave Hickling and Jamie Wilde, from our retained Planning Consultants Integreat Plus, gave a comprehensive presentation about Neighbourhood Planning (see below for copies of presentations).
We then had about 90 minutes of questions from the floor and some very lively debate. From this it is very obvious that many Oxenhope Residents feel strongly about planning issues in Oxenhope.
During the past week following that meeting we have had 12 volunteers to join the Project Team which will lead and coordinate the Neighbourhood Planning Process from now through to finalisation.
Dave and Jamie, who have extensive experience of the Neighbourhood Planning process, both commented after the meeting that they considered that we had had a very good meeting. The number attending was higher than at many other places and the debate, whilst typical, did show a strength of feeling in the Village that should result in a good Neighbourhood Plan being produced.
We will keep everyone informed as the process progresses and, from time to time, we will be asking for opinions from everyone who has expressed interest in the Neighbourhood Plan, by email. We have started a stakeholder consultee mailing list which you can sign up to below, if you haven’t previously done so.
All updates will also be published online and there will be future opportunities for everyone to comment.
Thank you very much indeed for your interest in this project. Those people who have volunteered to join the Project Team will shortly receive an email to organise a first meeting.
The slides shown by Ken Eastwood, Jamie Wilde and Dave Hickling can be viewed here. Click on an image below to view (PDF opens in a new window).
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If you would like to be kept up to date on development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Oxenhope please register your details using the form here. Stakeholders will receive updates by email and invitations to occasional consultation meetings and other events.