Our Neighbourhood Plan Working Towards a Brighter Future
VISION4WHALEY AT A GLANCE
We're developing a vision for our town and we need your help.
The Neighbourhood Plan will affect everyone in Whaley Bridge.
Without a Neighbourhood Plan in place, any proposed development in our area will be determined in accordance with the High Peak Borough Council's Local Plan, generally speaking without specific policies for Whaley Bridge. The Local Plan covers the period up to 2032.
A Neighbourhood plan offers us an opportunity to define a level of detail which is specific to our own area. After an approval process, the detail in the Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside HPBC’s Local Plan and allows us have a measure of local control over development which occurs here. It means that we can really make a difference to how Furness Vale and Whaley Bridge develops up till 2032.
Now named ‘Vision4Whaley’ our Neighbourhood Plan covers the whole of the area including Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, Taxal and Fernilee, some of which is in the Peak District National Park.
Vision4Whaley is organised by a small group of Volunteers and is supported and partly funded by Whaley Bridge Town Council
The public consultation is now complete for Regulation 14
Thank you to everyone who took part in the six week consultation which ended 2nd July 2022.
What happens next?
Your comments will be considered by the V4W Steering Group and a final Plan put forward to High Peak Borough Council. After this the next steps will be to get The Plan approved by High Peak Borough Council and finally put it to a local referendum.
Once accepted, it will be used to shape planning policy over the next 10 years. The final plan will be taken into account when the Council is weighing up new proposals for housing or industrial development in the area.
Come and Talk to Us
During June we have a number of events arranged where you can view The Plan and talk to us about it in more detail. They'll be tea and cake at most of the events
FAB MARKET AT THE TRANSHIPMENT WAREHOUSE
SATURDAY 11 JUNE, 10AM ONWARDS
THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
MONDAY 13 JUNE, 2-7PM
FURNESS VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE
TUESDAY 14 JUNE, 2-4PM
FOOTSTEPS, MARKET STREET
THURSDAYS 16, 23 AND 30 JUNE,
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