Public Meeting 15 November 2016
Witley Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) held a further public meeting on Tuesday 15th November at Milford Village Hall. The meeting was well supported by the public with over 70 people attending to participate in the meeting. The WNP Team provided an update on important elements to successful neighbourhood planning, a summary of community feedback received to date and key milestones to completion of the Witley plan.
A survey and discussion session was then conducted and clearly demonstrated key priorities from the community residents at the meeting. As the Witley Neighbourhood Plan Chairman Colin Bowery highlights "these included future encroachment on or removal of greenbelt status from areas of Milford and Witley and increasing congestion on local roads including the Witley section of the A283". In addition overall pedestrian safety including safe walking routes to schools and permanent solutions to primary school capacity issues instead of further temporary classrooms also featured. There was particular concern over the 180 house site proposed for Milford Golf Course that was part of the Waverley Council Local Plan Part 1 published in July this year (please see full details at http://www.waverley.gov.uk/info/1004/planning_policy/247/the_new_local_plan_documents).
All meeting information in documents page of this site
In the next six months WNP Team will be holding further focus groups with community groups including sports clubs, social clubs and local school and business representatives. There will also be a community wide household survey in late spring next year. These meetings and surveys will enable the whole of the Witley Parish Community to direct the Neighbourhood Plan content as it develops over the next 18 months. Once complete, the Witley community will be given the chance to vote on the Witley Neighbourhood Plan, via a parish referendum. If more than 50% of those voting support the plan then Waverley Borough Council must bring it into force. All decision-makers will be obliged by law to take the Neighbourhood Plan into account when they consider proposals for development in the Witley Parish area.
If you would like to get involved in the Witley Neighbourhood Plan project or have any comments or questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Village Hall