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>> DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: DROP-IN EVENT

Residents are invited to attend a public drop-in session to find out more about the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan and its progress, which takes place at the former Wizard Stores retail unit inside the Quintin’s Centre on Friday 19th January, from 1pm to 4pm.

The event, which is a follow-up to the public consultation which took place at the Civic Community Hall in November allowing people who missed it to find out more about the pre-submission Draft Plan.

The event is one of various public feedback exercises being undertaken by the Neighbourhood Planning Committee during the current public consultation period, which ends on Friday 26th January.

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DOCUMENTS JUST IN!

>>Final Draft: HAILSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
>>Consultation Boards: PRE-SUBMISSION PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT (Sat 25th November 2017)
>>Neighbourhood Plan: FAQS AND MYTH-BUSTERS
>>Public Consultation Survey: FEEDBACK FORM

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ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

>>Plan Update: REPORT ON PROGRESS: MAY 2017
>>View EMERGING POLICIES document
>>Draft Policies: RESPONSE TO HAILSHAM TOWN COUNCIL COMMENTS

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PRE-SUBMISSION DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DRAFT: PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Residents attended a public consultation drop-in session to find out more about the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan and its progress, which took place at the Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane on Saturday 25th November.

The event marked the start of an 8-week pre-submission consultation period on the draft plan, which ends on Friday 26th January 2018.

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In July 2015, Hailsham Town Council agreed to the production of a Neighbourhood (Development) Plan as one of its strategic aims to achieve in the future.

INTRODUCTION

The Localism Act 2011 introduced new rights and powers that allow local communities to shape new development in their neighbourhoods by preparing Neighbourhood Development Plans which set out policies in relation to development and use of land in a particular area.  Such Plans are intended to be a tool for positive planning and not a way of preventing development.

The Neighbourhood Plan for Hailsham will consider what sort of homes should be provided in and around the area in future and the level of infrastructure required to support both new development and the existing community.

In developing the Plan, the Neighbourhood Planning Committee set up by Hailsham Town Council (consisting of members and residents/lay-members) will consider what sort of homes should be provided in the area in future and the level of infrastructure required to support both new development and the existing community.

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OUR VISION

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The following vision took on board feedback obtained from residents at a public engagement event held at the Hailsham East Community Centre in February:

“Hailsham will be recognised as a destination for leisure, shopping and culture. It will have embraced and harnessed its growth potential and benefitted from the necessary infrastructure to support and retain its strong sense of community, civic pride and social wellbeing. Hailsham will be established as a balanced, well-proportioned and prosperous town offering its residents a high quality of life.”

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OUR RATIONALE

The Committee needs to acquire proportionate, robust evidence which will influence and support the choices made and the approach taken. We will continue to ENGAGE, ENTHUSE and ENERGISE Hailsham residents to have their say and be part of the Neighbourhood Plan in order to help shape the town’s future.

The Wealden Plan’s proposals for the scale of urban expansion in Hailsham has been debated at great length by the Town Council. The consensus has come down on the side of pragmatism, and this Council has in its response, presented an argument that whatever level of development is allocated to Hailsham, it can only come if the full requisite level of supporting infrastructure is delivered alongside.” – Cllr Glenn Moore – Chair, Neighbourhood Planning Committee

OUR TIMESCALE

It is anticipated that the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan preparation process will be carried out in parallel to the draft Wealden Local Plan timescale.