The development of the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan.
One of the key reasons for creating the Emsworth Forum is for local residents and businesses to work together to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Emsworth to put in place a vision and policies for the future development of the area. A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. An Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the Town and immediate area which follows the boundaries of the Emsworth Electoral Ward (link to the map). The Emsworth Plan will have to comply with national legislation and national and local planning policy and should not promote less development than that identified in Havant’s Local Plan. But it can specify policies and guidance on how new development should be designed, orientated and located. The Plan will carry more weight than other local documents such as the Emsworth Design Statement. It can be a powerful tool in developing the area in the way that local people want.You can find out more from the Department of Communities and Local Government and Locality Website below.
If you would like to be kept in touch with the development of the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan please register to become a member.