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Neighbourhood Plan

OPEN DROP-IN EVENT

      Saturday 30 September 2017 – Village Hall

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is your chance to influence the draft policies – prior to formal consultation, Parish Council approval and referendum.

  • Housing – what type and where?
  • Community facilities and amenities – what is needed?
  • Facilities for the elderly and teenagers?
  • Environment and heritage – what to protect?

Refreshments provided

 

South Kilworth Community Consultation Summary

South Kilworth Community Questionnaire Analysis

 

South Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan AGENDA On Wednesday 23rd August at 7.00pm at South Kilworth Village Hall

 

Minutes of South Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Committee – Tuesday 18th July at 7:00pm

Minutes of South Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Committee – Tuesday 18th April at 7.30pm

 

Update No 4 on the Neighbourhood Plan

It has been some while since the last update, mainly because we have been waiting for Harborough District Council (HDC) to publish their draft Local Plan and to update their housing needs report.

This report determines the proposed distribution of housing across all HDC parishes. In our case HDC has allocated a requirement for a further 20 houses for South Kilworth over and above those already approved up to April 2017. The requirement is for the period 2017 to 2031. For the Neighbourhood Plan to be approved it is necessary to identify sufficient new housing to match this need.

Currently 25 houses opposite Leys Crescent and 2 individual homes have been approved but not yet built, so it is likely that with the 20 houses identified through the draft Local Plan, the Village will see a total of 47 new houses up to 2031.

It is against this background that the three Theme Groups (comprised of village volunteers) are constructing the Neighbourhood Plan. A reminder that the 3 groups are looking at:

  1. Housing and development
  2. The local environment
  3. Village facilities, transport and amenities

The theme groups are all near completing their work and issuing draft reports, which will then be compiled into one document in August. Currently the plan is to have an open event in the Village Hall on September 30th, to consult with the whole village community on the draft policies. Please put this date in your diaries.

The Advisory Committee have also been holding “open to all” progress meetings. The next meeting is planned for August 23rd at 7.00 pm in the Village Hall. You are welcome to attend.

As mentioned before the Neighbourhood Plan will affect everyone in the Parish, it is obviously important that all parishioners should continue to feel free to comment on and contribute to the work being done by the theme groups.  You probably know someone in the 3 teams. Please speak to any one of us if you want any further information or if you wish to comment on the work we are doing. If you don’t know anyone then please feel free to contact me.

More updates will follow as the project progresses.

Bob Morley
01858575832
Bobjmorley1953@gmail.com

UPDATE NO 3 ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

In my last update in April I mentioned the three Theme Groups (comprised of village volunteers) who are looking at:
1. Housing and development
2. The local environment
3. Village facilities, transport and amenities
There has been considerable progress with all 3 of the groups:

The housing and development group have identified the owners of most of land surrounding the village centre and all have been contacted to try and understand if they have any future plans for housing development through the lifetime of the NP.

More work is ongoing to establish the type of housing the village might need, however it is fair to say that the final shape of the proposed development opposite Leys Crescent will heavily influence our suggestions for the future, so until this is clear there may be some delay in completion. However, the Housing Group is likely to be drawing up draft proposals (potentially with various options) in the next month or so.

The Environmental Theme Group has been busy studying the Parish environment, collecting and collating information to inform our Neighbourhood Plan. The aim is to come up with a strategic overview of the natural and historic environment of the village and to identify policies that will best enhance or protect these. Detailed inventories with reference to wildlife, landscape features, historical points of interest, and culture have been drawn up and these are currently with John Martin. John is using this information to compose our draft document; this will be used by the group to produce the policies which will form part of our Neighbourhood Plan.

The Village Facilities, Transport and Amenities team have made good progress and have already moved on to preparing draft policies. Mike Preston of YourLocale is preparing the draft documentation. After the 3 teams have prepared their drafts, the next task is for the Advisory Committee to consolidate them together in one document. Once done then we will embark on consultation with the Village about the proposed policies. Almost certainly this will mean “open to all” meetings in the Village Hall.

The Advisory Committee will also be holding “open to all” progress meetings. The next few meetings are planned for: April 18th, May 16th, June 13th, and July 18th at 7.00 pm in the Village Hall

. You are welcome to attend. As the Neighbourhood Plan will affect everyone in the Parish, it is obviously important that all parishioners should continue to feel free to comment on and contribute to the work being done by the theme groups. You probably know someone in the 3 teams. Please speak to any one of us if you want any further information or if you wish to comment on the work we are doing. If you don’t know anyone then please feel free to contact me.

More updates will follow as the project progresses.
Bob Morley 01858575832 Bobjmorley1953@gmail.com

 

South Kilworth Village Email List   

Do you need to contact everyone in South Kilworth  – we have a village email address to do this

 The list was set up to give people information about what is happening in the village and to support SK News. It is not a list that is given out but can be accessed via the email address below. In this way email addresses are not revealed as items will be sent out on a “blind” copy basis so that no one can access an individual’s email address

You email request will only be circulated if it passes certain criteria ie

Giving information and gaining views on ……

  • Village news
  • Village plan developments
  • Village hall and other social events
  • By village groups
  • Warnings re break-ins / burglaries   – ”Neighbourhood watch” type issues
  • Road changes
  • Lost pets etc

It will not be used for …..

  • Financial gain
  • Selling or advertising goods or businesses
  • Personal issues

IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO CIRCULATE PLEASE LET ME KNOW

If you are not on the list and would like your name to be added then please send an email

Thank you Tina Morley (Administrator)

southkilworthlist@gmail.com

 

 

UPDATE NO 2 ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

In my last update we thanked the Village for participating in the Open Event held at the Village Hall, and for completing the Questionnaire delivered to every household in the Village. The information gathered from both these activities has been now collated and the reports are shortly being posted on the Village website.

All those involved were very happy with the level of response, so the Parish Council is now committed to moving forward to the next step. Grants are now being sought to provide the finance to continue employing YourLocale to help us travel the tricky path to getting a Neighbourhood Plan in place.

Inside the Village we have now formed three Theme Groups comprised of volunteers to look at:

1. Housing and development
2. The local environment
3. Village facilities, transport and amenities

Feedback from the Open Event and Questionnaire will be used as the start point for forming a set of agreed statements about the above subjects (called policies) that will be eventually included in the Neighbourhood Plan. Before that can happen, there will have to be a number of consultation exercises with the villagers and other interested parties – so look out for requests for your opinions from the Theme Groups.

We are hoping that we can gather an email address from every household to make consultation a much more complete and inclusive exercise. It would certainly make our lives a lot easier. For those that are not on email, we would then make contact in other ways. Have a look at the other article on emails in the SK news.

The theme groups will be working on their respective areas right through to the spring, after which a draft plan will be produced – but there is still a long way to go from there!

More updates will follow as the project progresses.

Bob Morley
01858575832
Bobjmorley1953@gmail.com

 

Update No 1 on the Neighbourhood Plan

A big thank you to those who managed to attend the Open Event at the Village Hall on September 15th.  Despite several apologies we still had an impressive number of around 70 villagers who came along to learn more about what a Neighbourhood Plan includes, how it is prepared and typical timescales to get it completed. YourLocale (grant funded) ran the Open Event with the NP Steering Group and a number of Parish Councillors in attendance.

Maps of the village were on display showing the village in detail, areas of environmental importance, and listed buildings. Attendees had the opportunity to comment on how they would like the Village to change, mark on maps where development could and shouldn’t happen, and highlight areas and views that should be preserved.

All households in the Village should also have received a Community Questionnaire on Sept 14th to complete either on paper or on-line. This asked for your opinions on a variety of subjects but focused particularly on future housing and amenity needs. As I write we have seen 75 replies, around 38% of the village having responded. This is apparently a considerably higher response than for most villages, so it’s a good indication that on the whole we do care about the village and its future!

So what next? All the information collected from the Open Event and the returned questionnaires is being collated and a report being produced for the Parish Council who are sponsoring this work. Assuming the Parish Council is happy to move forward then various Theme Groups will be formed. Their task is to take into account the opinions of the village and produce policies on subjects such as housing, the local environment and amenities, and these policies will then form part of the Neighbourhood Plan.

My thanks to a number of Villagers who have volunteered to get involved with the Theme Groups. Hopefully by mid November we will be ready for this next phase. More updates will follow as the project progresses!

Bob Morley

01858575832

Bobjmorley1953@gmail.com