Welcome to the Hullavington Neighbourhood Plan website. My name is Graeme Slaymaker, I’m the current Chairman of your Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, having taken up the role at the beginning of 2017.

At the time of writing this update, (September 2017), the Steering Group is approaching its second anniversary. A great deal of work has been done to move our Neighbourhood Plan this far along the road to completion and we know there is much more to do.

The Steering Group hope that you found the Open Days arranged at the village hall informative. The information and comments you provided at the first Open Day in April 2016 helped to shape the questionnaire delivered by hand to every household in the village in September 2016. Over half of the questionnaires delivered to households within the village were returned, and provided information on what you would like to see delivered by the Neighbourhood Plan.

The main question you were asked to answer through the questionnaire was to identify which of the potential development sites you thought were best to be developed to meet the needs of the village. The most popular site identified by your questionnaire returns was the one next to the School.

Separately, and coincidentally, the site next to the school was also identified by Wiltshire Council in their Design Plan for Development Document as the site most suited to deliver Hullavington’s allocation of new homes through till 2026, with additional land to be set aside for development of the school.

Should you wish to challenge the Wiltshire Council’s Design Plan for Development document and outcomes the consultation will remain open until the 22nd September 2017 and is accessible via the link below:

http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal/spatial_planning/sites_dpd/draftwhsap

The Neighbourhood Plan itself is currently being drafted. When finished, it will be presented to you by the Steering Group at an Open Day (hopefully in November 2017), don’t worry you will be notified when this will take place, we do hope you can come along and speak with the Steering Group and share your views and concerns on the Draft Plan.

Once the draft plan has been viewed at the Open Day and your comments received, the Steering Group will review your comments, make changes accordingly (where appropriate) and forward the draft plan to Wiltshire Council for comment. Providing Wiltshire Council approve the document, they will engage the services of an Independent Body to scrutinise the plan. Once the plan passes scrutiny, Wiltshire Council will arrange a community referendum, the final part of the process before the plan is made and brought into force. Meanwhile, there is still a lot of work for the Steering Group to do to get to the stage of submitting the plan. 

In the meantime, thank you sincerely for your input and encouragement to date. Hullavington will benefit in years to come from having a Neighbourhood Plan, it really is your opinion that counts.

Don’t forget, if you have questions, you can email us at enquiries@hullavington-ndp.co.uk

Kind regards.

Graeme