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Mayor praises community's work on neighbourhood plan

News release 9588, published on 06 Feb 2020
Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Cllr Diane Taylor has given the neighbourhood plan for Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan her official seal of approval at a special reception.

The Mayor met representatives of Wootton St Lawrence neighbourhood plan working group at the event on Wednesday 5 February to congratulate them on their dedication in engaging the community in shaping their future development together.

The neighbourhood plan was drawn up by local people and adopted by the council after 75% 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 Taylor said: “My congratulations to everyone in Wootton St Lawrence 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 tenth Neighbourhood Plan to be adopted in the borough.

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