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Community’s work on neighbourhood plan praised by Mayor

News release 10349, published on 07 Mar 2023

The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Paul Miller hosted a special reception to mark the council's adoption of the East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan.

Cllr Miller met representatives of East Woodhay Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Planning Group at the event in the Mayor’s parlour on Monday 6 March 2023 to congratulate them on their dedication in engaging the community in shaping future development of their community together.

The Neighbourhood Plan was drawn up by local people and adopted by the council after 95.1% of those residents who voted were in favour of the Plan.

The plan now forms part of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s development plan for the parish and will be used when considering planning applications.

Cllr Miller said: “My congratulations to everyone in the East Woodhay parish who has been involved in the process to bring this Neighbourhood Plan to fruition. A great deal of hard work has been undertaken by the local community in order to get the plan made.

“Neighbourhood planning allows local people to have a real input into decisions about the future development of their communities.”

This is the 13th Neighbourhood Plan to be made in the borough.

For more information on neighbourhood planning visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning

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