As you might expect, COVID-19 has had an impact on the progress of our Neighbourhood Plan. However, we’re pleased to report that the final consultation on the Plan has now been organised! Rushcliffe Borough Council, our planning authority, will be conducting the consultation, which will run from Friday 6th November 2020 until Friday 18th December 2020.
By now, you’ll probably be aware of the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan, which includes the possibility of housing development at a further four sites in Ruddington in addition to those already approved. Whilst we all hope this won’t happen, the Neighbourhood Plan is the means by which our Community has a direct impact upon any future building in Ruddington. The Plan carries weight in law, so it’s worth taking part… it’s vital that you do!
When the Consultation commences, you’ll be able to access the Plan, and comment on it at the Ruddington section of Rushcliffe’s Neighbourhood Plan web page: https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/planningpolicy/neighbourhoodplanning/.
Alternatively, contact the Parish Council and they’ll arrange for you to view the Neighbourhood Plan and complete a paper copy of the Consultation. Please note that paper submissions must include your name. Whether you comment online or on paper, you’re not limited to one submission per household – everyone living at your address can comment if they wish. Once complete, paper copies can be submitted to John King at Rushcliffe Borough Council, or be returned to the Parish Council Office who’ll submit them for you.
Please find the time to take part in this consultation. It is a vitally important contribution to the future of our village. The more people contribute, the more representative the Neighbourhood Plan will ultimately be.