Welcome to the ‘Informal’ consultation on the Hackleton Neighbourhood Development Plan.
This is a significant stage in the process; it is the culmination of two years work by the Steering Group, which has involved extensive consultation with South Northants Council, the local community and our advisor, Michael Wellock (Kirkwells).
Following a public meeting in April 2017 to outline the threat to the parish from speculative developers, a Neighbourhood Area was approved and a steering group was formed with the intention of producing a Plan. Initial work was undertaken to describe the character of the parish and to set out the way in which it might develop for the benefit of the community.
Following a highly successful Open Day in June 2018, feedback from the public was analysed and incorporated into the next stage of the Plan. What followed was a very intensive year of gathering information, research into all aspects of the parish and consultation with external bodies and our consultant. Our objective throughout has been to preserve the essential character of the parish and to provide a vision for its future.
The result of this work is here before you. We hope you like it and we would like to know what think. Your opinions matter to us.
Following this consultation, amendments may be made to the Draft Plan before it proceeds to a more formal stage of assessment. The final stage of the process is to present the Plan to you, the people, in the form of a referendum.