You can view the statement from the Committee Chair, Jonathan Swain in Decembers Southam Town Council Newsletter.
It's been a while since we last updated you with news of Southam's Neighbourhood Plan. The group has been around over a year now and has been working hard to develop our town's plan, with all the inputs from you. Firstly, a big “thank you” to all those who have taken the time to contribute to our consultations including the recent Housing Needs survey. This information is vital when developing visions for Southam over the next 15 years and in drafting the development policies that realise those visions.
Our Open Day on 16th September exhibited what we have done so far and enabled residents to give feedback on surveys and showed some previews of potential visions. These visions encompass four main themes - Housing, Infrastructure, Community and Environment which we know are important to us in our town. Feel free to get in touch with us to let us know what you think.
All Neighbourhood Plans takes two to three years to complete because it is a technical process that must be carried out in a democratic way. The Steering Committee is just coming to terms with this and is grateful for everyone’s patience; with new housing developments already in progress it may seem not quick enough. However, getting it right and making sure we truly deliver what the town wants and needs for the next 15 years is a job worth doing and worth doing well.
You can view the documents on display at the event below:
Community Evidence Display Relevant research findings and other background information.
Where did our statements come from?
Where do we go from here?