Tuesday, 28 August 2012

South Cambridgeshire 20 Year Plan ... Time To have Your Say!

South Cambridgeshire District Council is currently running a consultation on revising it's 20-year plan for new jobs and homes in the district. The Consultation started on the 12 July and runs until noon on Friday the 28th September (who picked noon?! I think someone has seen a few too many westerns... )

In addition to having a website where you can submit responses;

http://www.scambs.gov.uk/ldf/localplan

The District Council is also inviting paper responses via a form available from the above website (see here), and you can also choose to attend a number of public events across the Division;

  • Monday 3rd at Longstanton Village Institute, High Street
  • Tuesday 4th at Gamlingay Village College, Station Road
  • Wednesday 5th at Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Land
  • Monday 10th at All Saints Church Hall, High Street, Cottenham
  • Tuesday 11th at Fen Ditton Church Community Hall, High Street
  • Wednesday 12th at Linton Village college, Cambridge Road,
  • Friday 14th at Histon & Impington Recreation Ground Centre, New Road

It's very easy to be cynical about these consultations but it's absolutely key that as many people as possible complete the online consultation, submit a paper-based copy, or attend one of the events.

One thing is certain; the next 20 years are going to happen whether we like it or not and your Local Councillors will be basing new developments, housing, local services, jobs, etc. on the result of this survey.
Your views will count and it's vital that you have your say.

If you live within Bar Hill and you'd like me to send you a printed copy of the form just let me know, a printed copy was also included in the South Cambs Magazine (Autumn 2012).

PLEASE NOTE: South Cambridgeshire District Council has divided the questionnaire into 10 key sections (Jobs, Homes, Development Focus, Green Belt, Village Development, Where should new housing sites be located?, Rural Exception Sites, Local Services, Quality of Life, and Further Comments) you don't have to complete every section, just the ones you have a view on!

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