Should the village have a neighbourhood/community plan?

Seaton Ross sign

Dear Villager,

What should our village look like in 15 years’ time?  Should it grow in size or stay about the same?  What should new houses look like?   What facilities should we seek to encourage?  What sort of provision should there be for elderly residents and for children?

The Parish Council wants to know how you think the village should plan its future.

The Localism Act provides an opportunity for parish and town councils to consider the potential benefits of a neighbourhood plan.  This is a new way for communities to decide the future of the places where they live and work, particularly for planning decisions about what houses, if any, are needed and what they should look like.

This must be in general conformity with the East Riding’s adopted Local Plan which has designated Seaton Ross as a Village with no building outside the defined limits.   The EYRC provides technical assistance and makes necessary decisions at key stages of a Neighbourhood Plan.

So that you can find out more and give your opinions we have organised a meeting on Thursday 13 November at 7.30pm in the village hall.

We have invited Chris Cole from EYRC Planning to explain about neighbourhood plans and the role of the East Riding Council, and Peter Hirschfeld from Humberside and Wolds Rural Community Council to tell us what support HWRCC can offer and what alternatives there are to a Neighbourhood Plan.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.  The purpose of this meeting is not to decide on the specific issues to be included in a neighbourhood or community led plan, but to consider whether such a plan is desirable.  If it is decided to have a plan everyone will be consulted as it is drawn up.

If you would like more information before the meeting the East Riding has a web page about neighbourhood planning.   On the HWRCC website click on Planning for the future of your community for the options.  Or phone 318411 to speak with Jane Henley, Chair of Seaton Ross Parish Council.

This is your opportunity to be involved in the planning for your village and to have your say.  So please come along and let us know what you think.

– Seaton Ross Parish Council