Neighbourhood Plan Update - Call for Sites

Brenchley & Matfield Neighbourhood Plan – Call for Sites

Following the Neighbourhood Plan “Shaping the Policies” sessions in early November, it became clear that many residents were unaware of the “Call for Sites” instigated by TWBC as part of the Local Plan process.

Any landowner can submit their land for consideration and TWBC state that all sites will be assessed for their suitability for development. Even if land is identified as having the potential for development, this does not in any way indicate or confirm that it will be allocated for development in the new Local Plan.

The maps below detail the sites submitted by landowners; those shaded red were submitted after the first call for sites and those in blue are additional sites that have been submitted subsequently.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have no role in the selection of which sites may be developed, the draft polices seek to influence potential development in order to safeguard what we value about where we live and to seek further improvement.

The Community Consultation will close on 17th December 2018, so please send your comments to the NP Steering Group via bandmnp@gmail.com or to request a copy of the draft polices.

Call for sites Parish map. Click on image for larger version.

Call for sites close-up map. Click on image for larger version.