The Arlesey Neighbourhood Plan has now been completed in draft form and everyone in Arlesey now has the opportunity to have their say on the contents. The draft plan was approved by Arlesey Town Council at the meeting on 5th July 2016 and it is now subject to a mandatory six week consultation period prior to submission to Central Bedfordshire Council.
Due to the holiday period, the Steering Committee has decided to extend the consultation period, and the last time for the receipt of comments is 5pm on Wednesday 31st August 2016.
What is in the Neighbourhood Plan?
You can view and download the full document here.
There are also a number of evidence base documents supporting the plan, links to which can be found on the right hand side of this page.
Can I ask questions?
If you would like to know more about the plan and talk to some of the team who put the plan together, we will be holding two public events during the consultation period. The first of these, will be held on Thursday 14th July at the Arlesey Youth Centre between 2.30pm and 8.30pm. A second event will be held on Tuesday 23rd August at the Village Hall.
How can I comment on the plan?
You will be able to leave your feedback at the public events, but you can also respond by completing our online survey which provides a summary of all the policies in the draft plan. It is recommended that you read the sections of the plan associated with each of the sixteen policies as this provides the background as to why each policy has been proposed.
You are also welcome to send your comments by email or in writing using the following contact details:
Arlesey Neighbourhood Plan
c/o Arlesey Town Council
Arlesey SG15 6SN
What happens next?
Following the consultation period, all feedback will be reviewed and addressed, and appropriate changes made to the plan before it is submitted to CBC. It will then be subjected to a second consultation period, before it will be examined to ensure that it meets all the legal requirements for a Neighbourhood Plan. The final stage will be for the completed plan to be put to a referendum of Arlesey residents, which if successful, will lead to the plan being adopted as part of local planning policy.