6th March 2017
Minchinhampton Neighbourhood Development Plan RoadshowMember of Parliament for The Cotswolds – Geoffrey Clifton-Brown – visited the Minchinhampton Neighbourhood Development Plan Roadshow Brimscombe Primary School on 4 March where he met with Nigel Parry, Phil Raby Smith – Chair of Minchinhampton NDP Steering Group – and local councillor – Dorcas Binns.
The MP was extremely impressed by the quality of exhibits at the roadshow and above all the evident amount of hard work that had gone into preparing for the Neighbourhood Plan to get to this stage. It is surprising that Minchinhampton and the surrounding parishes covered by the Neighbourhood plan covers are home to over 2,000 people.
The plan will go through further consultation followed by a referendum in which 50% of local residents must vote in favour for the plan to proceed for approval to Stroud District Council and finally the Secretary of State – Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP.
As with all ongoing processes, it is clear that not all of the proposals will please all of the people all of the time. Mr Clifton-Brown was pleased to become involved in a discussion about increased traffic and the need for improved car parking in the centre of Minchinhampton.
Commenting on the event the MP said:
‘Seeing this amount of community involvement has absolutely reinforced my belief that a Neighbourhood plan is the best way of getting local people involved in the planning process and being able to shape the future of their communities.’
Mr Raby Smith also commented:
‘We've been delighted by the response to our NDP roadshows, with more than 250 people so far attending and sharing their ideas for the future of the parish.’


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