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Neighbourhood Plan For Easton

The aim of a Neighbourhood Plan is to make decisions for future sustainable, economic, environmental and social development for future generations of our village, as such Easton Parish Council has decided to conduct a Neighbourhood Plan for Easton.  The Neighbourhood Plan can help protect our historic and environmental assets alongside nominating type, and positioning of areas for development for housing and businesses which will respect the geographical situation of Easton for future generations.

The Neighbourhood Plan must have community involvement and we would like as many members of the community as possible to put forward their views, hopes and aspirations. Questionnaires and events will be arranged for this purpose. The Neighbourhood Plan can then reflect the communities’ stake in its future. Involvement and support of the community is very important.

The Neighbourhood Plan will provide legal policies that are unique to Easton and which must be observed by the Local Planning Authority as they look to increase business and housing supply.

The Parish Council is the lead authority and has appointed the Places4People Planning Consultancy to lead and guide the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Please contact: - Chair - sue.e.piggott@btinternet.com – 01728 746622

The SCDC Neighbourhood Planning portal with details can be found on http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-planning/neighbourhood-plans-in-the-area/easton-neighbourhood-area

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Have you filled in your Questionnaire?

All adult residents should have received their Questionnaire’s.

Please spare some time to fill in your Questionnaire, it will help the Parish develop in the way that those who live in it, wish it to, rather than leaving it to developers and planners who don’t.

The Questionnaire let’s everyone give their views and these are needed to produce the policies that form the Neighbourhood Plan. A balanced response result is important, this can only happen if everyone takes part.

There is an Invite for the Neighbourhood Plan Summer Event, the RSVP is part of the Questionnaire.

The Summer Event will have a Prosecco and Canape’s theme. The results of the Questionnaire and progress of the Plan will be displayed. There will be an interactive display illustrating the History of Easton and the Hamilton family.

There will also be an Archaeological Exhibition. SCC Archaeological Services will man a display table with the most important Archaeological finds along with a record of all finds found during the survey prior to the Hopkins Homes estate being built; there will be a short film showing the dig followed by question time.

The Neighbourhood Plan Launch Event, held on Saturday January 21st 2018, attracted almost a third of the village, despite the terrible weather. A hot cuppa and cake were served, and a steady stream of visitors welcomed in. The interactive display boards created much interest. Many expressed their thanks, and look forward to the Neighbourhood Plan being produced for the Parish. 

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Questionnaires will be sent out to all adult residents in the Parish, very soon.