Following the recent consultation on Staplehurst's Neighbourhood Plan policies a follow-up event will be held to present the first version of the full draft plan. Details are:
Presentation and exhibition: Thursday 13th March from 9.00am until 10.00pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Staplehurst. Presentations will take place at 10.00am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.00pm, but drop in any time to view material and speak to representatives from consultants Feria Urbanism, Parish Councillors and members of the Neighbourhood Plan team.
Exhibition: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March 9.00am - 5.00pm at North Hall, Staplehurst Village Centre. Drop in any time to view material and discuss ideas with Parish Councillors and members of the Neighbourhood Plan team. A smaller scale version of the exhibition will transfer to the Library during the following week. There will be opportunities to provide feedback at the exhibition and afterwards.
This will be the first event since the publication of Maidstone Borough Council's draft local plan with its proposed housing allocations for the borough (including Staplehurst). The Neighbourhood Plan process will inform much of Staplehurst's response to the borough's proposals, so do come along to have your say about your opinions for your future.
The Parish Council is grateful to the Community Development Foundation, acting on behalf of The Department for Communities and Local Government, for selecting it to be a recipient of a £7,000 Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning grant.