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Neighbourhood Plan Funding Success - June 2019

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.

Plans and sections for HS2 Phase 2a

The plans and sections for HS2 Phase 2a as amended in Select Committee were published on 24 June 2019

The Plans and Sections volumes as amended in the House of Commons Select Committee incorporates the changes that have been made since the beginning of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill being deposited to Parliament.

You can visit the government webpage that lists the revised HS2 documents

HS2 Parkgate and our villages - May 2019

This is a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the plans by HS2 to build a new substation at Parkgate and the work of the combined parishes of Abbots Bromley, Hoar Cross and Newborough.

The aim from the start has been to understand the reasons why HS2 came to favour Parkgate as a power source, and preferably to move the infrastructure out of our area. Failing that, we felt that undergrounding the cables would have a less detrimental visual impact on the landscape in the long term.

Read the 7-page update: PDF icon HS2 Parkgate Update - May 2019 (187.0 Kb)

New documents relating to the AB Neighbourhood Plan

Two new documents have been added to the Neighbourhood Plan page which may be of interest to residents following the development of this important local resource

Under the "News" section a report has been added from an independent consultation that addresses the potential next steps in the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan: PDF icon Review of next steps - May 2019 (124.7 Kb)

Under the "Document Library" section a new document has been added containing a glossary of planning terminology: PDF icon Glossary of Planning Terminology (May 2019) (60.1 Kb)