The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan steering group will be on 7 October at 7pm AT QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL.
A further revision of the draft Plan, a consultation statement and other documents have been circulated to members of the steering group today (6 October) but do not appear to be available on the Neighbourhood Plan website for the public to see.
Given the leisurely progress of the plan over the summer – three months have elapsed since the close of the pre-submission consultation period – one might have expected a reasonable amount of time to be allowed for the new material to be given due consideration. This does not seem to be the case. The steering group has been advised that “Everyone will get an opportunity to comment on the draft. There will then be a vote as to whether the draft plan should be recommended for adoption by the Town Council.”