The Parish Council and village volunteers have been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for Gamlingay Parish. A Neighbourhood Plan is a new way for local people to influence the planning and development of the area in which they live and work.
We can influence development – not stop it altogether – so we have to plan what sort of development we want in our village, maintaining the good bits, improving the less good bits and making the process of having more homes as sustainable and worthwhile as possible.
Gamlingay from the air, by threeshoes photography.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has completed the research and discussion necessary for the preparation of the draft Neighbourhood Plan. The next step, now under way is to consult the residents and businesses of Gamlingay on the draft Plan, a process termed the Regulation 14 pre-Submission Consultation. This started on 7 September and will last until 30 October 2020.
During that period, every household is due to receive a Summary booklet; the full draft plan is available to download from the Draft Plan page; and paper copies will be available to view (but not to take away, please) at the Eco Hub.
There will be consultation events (listed below) for all residents and business owners to attend, ask questions and to offer feedback. We also invite feedback on the form at the end of the Summary booklet or by using the online Feedback Form .
The deadline for comments and feedback is 30 October 2020.