THE DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
We are pleased to tell you that after many months of work by our volunteers on your behalf the Draft Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan is now published for public consultation. The Draft Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan has been created from the public consultations the Emsworth Forum has conducted, from discussions with key stakeholders and on the basis of advice from Havant Borough Council and the Forum’s Planning Consultants, Aecom and Feria Urbanism.
Please read the draft plan and submit your representations to us by 5pm Tuesday December 19th.
Please read more here and download our questionnaire >>>>>
EMSWORTH HOUSING NEEDS
Read what the assessment tells us
Aecom has conducted and completed their assessment of what housing needs there are in Emsworth. Read what they tell us >>>>>
Havant Borough Council are looking for residents to contribute their thoughts and ideas towards the master plan for development and infrastructure improvements in the area between Emsworth and Denvilles ….see more here >>>>
NORTH STREET DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
How do you feel about these improvements?
Last year the Forum commissioned AECOM, a global firm of design experts to look at what could be done to improve the area. They visited the town, met with local councillors and community representatives and conducted research to produce a report which you can see here:Please read more here >>>>>>
THE EMSWORTH FORUM SURVEY
FIND OUT WHAT YOU TOLD US
In order to understand the desires and needs we have for Emsworth we recently conducted a simple 20-question survey. With over 220 completed replies finally analysed we can now report on the interesting diversity of the replies. Plenty of comments and opinions have been expressed so please read on…..
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE DOING
The Emsworth Forum, working with the Emsworth Residents Association, the Emsworth Business Association and other local groups, has taken the first major step in developing an Emsworth Neighbourhood plan. The Plan will create a statutory framework that will guide development across the town: everything from parking to flooding, education to house building. This has to be ready by May 2016 so the countdown has started and there is a lot to do. The first phase was to gain initial feedback from people who shop, live and work in Emsworth – yes all of us. The aim is to understand what we all love about our town and how we would like to see this protected and improved.
Neighbourhood Plans are being developed by Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Forums up and down the country. Some readers will know that Southbourne and Westbourne are well ahead and have theirs drafted. There is a set process to follow to get the work done and we need to make sure the final plan has the authority it needs by making sure as many people as possible have had their say. The final document will detail exactly what we all want and will save residents, land owners, developers and the council time and money by making sure all new developments and improvements to the town are what we want for us, our children and residents in future.
The Forum is run by volunteers so all your help and feedback is welcomed.
If you would like to help please contact the Emsworth Forum Chair, Stephanie Elsy on 01243 379973 or by email on Stephanie@stephelsy.net
Find out about Neighbourhood Planning and take part in a open forum conversation.
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