You will recall last November we held our most recent public exhibition where ideas for the emerging plan were displayed and residents of the parish gave their views on the "sustainability" of sites using the same approach that the SNPWG has adopted by considering criteria for economic, social and environmental benefits. The results of the event were posted on the Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan website (slinfoldnplan.org.uk) soon after the event and mirrored the conclusions of the Working Group.
Since November the SNPWG has been cross checking the multitude of data that has been used to assess sites and just before Christmas commissioned Dowsett Mayhew to pull together the first draft of the plan.
Following a number of NPWG sessions reviewing the draft plan, the first formal draft was presented to Slinfold Parish Council on Monday 14th of March at an Extraordinary General Meeting Open to the public. After detailed discussion the plan was voted by a majority of 8 to 1 in favour.
The next steps are to submit the plan formally to Horsham District Council and then the Parish Council will start a formal consultation process. At time of print we are not sure of the exact dates but do keep a look out on the website as well as for notices and banners around the Parish as it is likely to be in the forthcoming weeks. For any queries in the interim, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Skeates Chair SNPWG