Four Topic Groups have been set up to work on aspects of the Plan relating to specific topics. It is the role of these groups to help identify what the main issues are, consider possible approaches to deal with these issues, to consult with local residents and businesses and other stakeholders and to canvass the community as a whole for their views, and to draft the sections of the plan.
The four Topic Groups are:
- Housing and the Environment;
- Economy; and
- Transport and infrastructure.
In the later stages of the Plan’s development, members of different Topic Groups started working together in multi-interest teams to address issues relating to particular sites or areas and to develop potential options for them. Output from this work was included in our Options Consultation in late 2012.
Topic Group members have also been heavily involved in collating all the evidence that has been gathered, which is needed to support the content and policies in our Neighbourhood Plan.