An important aspect of Neighbourhood Planning is community engagement, or the participation of the community in making the Plan. When the Plan goes forward for independent examination in the final stages of the plan-making process the Steering Group must be able to demonstrate to the Independent Examiner that the community has participated in the making of the Plan.
The Steering Group for the Chapel & Hill Chorlton, Maer & Aston and Whitmore Neighbourhood Plan takes its responsibility for community engagement very seriously and is keen to involve the community at all stages of the plan.
Our community engagement process began with a public meeting in Whitmore Village Hall on 29 June 2015 to announce the intention of the three Parish Councils to prepare a Joint Neighbourhood Development Plan. The meeting was well attended by residents from all three parishes.
At key points in the plan-making process we will hold meetings at a number of locations across the Neighbourhood Area and we hope for wide participation by the community in these meetings.
You can see an up-to-date log of all community engagement activity here.
We will also publish regular news updates on the website, in the Whitmore Parish Council Newsletter and in One Way magazine so as to keep residents of all three parishes informed.
The Steering Group hopes that as many residents as possible will sign up to receive emails about the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
If you have not already signed up to receive emails from the Steering Group please use the Contact form to send us your name and email address.
The Steering Group welcomes interest and offers from new volunteers and is always keen to add to its skills base. We also welcome help from community members who enjoy walking and can help with tasks such as delivering leaflets and putting up posters (and taking them down again after the event!). Please contact us to make your offers ofhelp.
Calling all photographers
We need photographs for the website! If you have photographs of our Neighbourhood’s stunning landscapes or local gems that we can use both on the website and in the documentation that we produce, please contact the Steering Group.