The NPDG are pleased to announce that the funding application submitted to ‘Locality’ has been successful
The application for a £9000 grant was submitted in May when the portal for applications in the current financial year
opened. Confirmation that the application had been approved was received on 20th June. Additionally the group have
successfully secured Technical Support from ‘Aecom’ to carry out a Housing Needs Assessment to supplement data
gathered to date.
This is a major achievement. The grant will enable the Parish of Abbots Bromley, utilising
vital independent professional support, to positively bring forward a Neighbourhood Plan which will meet the needs of
the residents of the Parish.
A consultant is currently working on a first draft of the plan, bringing together
all the evidence and commentary that has been supplied by residents to date. The NDPG will then arrange a workshop to
allow residents an opportunity to consider the first draft before seeking to finalise the plan for formal consultation
and ultimately submission to the PC and ESBC.