Community Hub Meeting Report

More than sixty people attended last evening’s public meeting at St Mary’s Church to discuss plans for the Community Hub and hear about progress on the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) of which the Hub forms an integral part.

Parish councillor Peter Rose outlined progress on the NDP.  He said that after several delays over archaeological investigations, the revised NDP was now out to public consultation until 8th March.  It is hoped that a referendum will take place later this year.

Cllr Rose introduced Chris Brotherton from Thomas Homes, the council’s chosen developer for the Community Hub site, which includes a new school, pre-school, village hall and forty-five houses.  Mr Brotherton explained the changes from the original plans since the last set of proposals were unveiled three years ago.

It is hoped to bring village volunteers together to form focus groups to examine various aspects of the plans.  More details will be announced shortly.

After the meeting, Mr Brotherton said: “It was a very constructive meeting from which we gained a lot of feedback to help us in our planning process.  Now we can think about the next stage in our approach to the plans”.

Residents can submit their own comments and ideas for the Community Hub at

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