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, was 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 lasted until 30 October 2020.
There were many responses, from individual households and from businesses and developers; the Steering Group will now address the responses and points raised and report the resulting measures early in 2021.