Whitchurch Town Council has started a review of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Whitchurch Neighbourhood Development Plan (WNDP) was passed by local Referendum in 2017 and adopted by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council. It includes policies, aims and proposals for development in the town that take place to 2029. It is now being reviewed.
Whilst the main focus of the Review is on setting locations for future housing development it also sets recommendations and policies for other strategic issues. These include sustainable travel and environmental concerns, which of course includes cycling, walking and also climate change.
There could be opportunities to set new or strengthen policies that enhance the cycling and walking experience in the town and local area. These may include provision of safe routes and facilities which would local improve safety, access, health, the economy and the environment.
A team is being set up which includes sustainable travel as one of its main considerations. Details are available via Whitchurch Town Council.
Hampshire County Council are inviting all residents to have influence in the early development of the new Local Transport Plan by sharing your views. This is extremely important for the future of sustainable transport in the County.
What will our transport system look like in 2050? Should we not be asking for targets and change that 2050 to 2030?
What are we trying to achieve in terms of climate change, economy, the environment and society? Should we not be demanding firm budget figures for the investment? That seems to be missing.
How will we change the way in which we plan and deliver transport? To view more information and leave feedback, visit: HAMPSHIRE LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN Feedback must be submitted directly to HCC by 28 February 2021.
Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan sets out a number of local planning policies until 2029. It was determined by wide consultation with residents and agreed by Referendum. Sustainable travel of cycling, walking and public transport makes up an important element. The Town Council is currently looking for local volunteers to help review the Plan as there is potentially a lot more development on the horizon.