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Call for residential sites in the Catshill and North Marlbrook Neighbourhood Plan Area.

Anyone wishing to promote land for housing development should register their interest with the Catshill and North Marlbrook Parish Council by 19th October 2018 by completing a Site Identification Pro-forma, which can be downloaded from this website by this download link or obtained by contacting the parish clerk <clerk@catshillandnorthmarlbrook-pc.gov.uk>.

Interested parties will be invited to make a more detailed presentation, should they wish to do so, on 26th October 2018 between 12.30 to 16.30 at the Catshill Baptist Church in Milton Road B61 0JZ.

Appointments will be arranged via the Parish Council 0ffice:

Clerk: Rebekah Powell
Tel: 01527 873266
Office is open Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 9:45am and 11:15am
Mobile: Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 2:30 : 07813 671899

These submissions will be included in a list of potential sites which will be assessed by our Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Further consultation days maybe necessary if submissions exceed the number catered for.

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The concept of ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ was introduced under the Localism Act 2011 and they are fundamentally about giving rights to local communities about the type, location, size, pace and design of developments in their area.

Neighbourhood Plans can:

·         Decide where and what type of developments should happen in the neighbourhood area

·         Include policies such as on design standards, which could take precedence over existing policies in the Bromsgrove District Council Local Plan for the neighbourhood.

The Neighbourhood Plan must primarily be about the use and development of land and could include the following:

·         Housing developments, including affordable homes, and bringing vacant and derelict housing back into use.

·         Provision for business to set up and expand their business.

·         Issues around roads, cycling, walking and disabled access.

·         Development of schools, places of worship, health, leisure and entertainment facilities, community and youth centres and village halls.

·         Protection and creation of open space, nature reserves, allotments, sports pitches, play area, parks and garden, and tree planting.

·         Protection of important buildings and historic assets.

·         Promotion of renewable energy projects.

A formally adapted Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development for the area. There is a legal requirement for Bromsgrove District Council to take into account the contents of local Neighbourhood Plans when making future decisions on planning for those areas.

Catshill and North Marlbrook Parish Boundary.

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