Burnham's neighbourhood plan may not 'hold weight' due to lack of support, says concerned councillor

Concerns have been raised that a plan to guide Burnham’s future development will not “hold weight” due to a lack of support.

Burnham Town Council, which is in the process of making a neighbourhood plan, spent £10,000 earlier this year on recruiting planning consultants Allies and Morrison.

The plan, which will be part of Maldon District Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP), will be a legal document setting out guidelines for planners and developers on how residents want the allocated housing to be designed.

The draft LDP has allocated a minimum of 450 houses to be built in Burnham between 2014 and 2029, which will be spread out with 180 to the west, 180 in the north-west and 90 homes to the north-east.

Despite plenty of Burnham residents initially taking part, councillors are worried that the neighbourhood plan may fall apart after dwindling public involvement.

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12:47pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Opsiomath says...

Fair Comment - But ..

1/ Burnham Town Council needs to publicise these events more effectively - Perhaps using this new fangled interweb thing that we heard word of from a runner with a cleft stick ;-)
2/ To get real traction any project like this needs hands on leadership with the Mayor and Councillors actually taking an active role .. Apart from Councillor Pratt, are any of the other Councillors really involved or interested in helping democracy in action?
3/ The acid test as to whether Neighbourhood Plan proposals 'Hold Weight' will be the results of the compulsory referendum stage
Fair Comment - But .. 1/ Burnham Town Council needs to publicise these events more effectively - Perhaps using this new fangled interweb thing that we heard word of from a runner with a cleft stick ;-) 2/ To get real traction any project like this needs hands on leadership with the Mayor and Councillors actually taking an active role .. Apart from Councillor Pratt, are any of the other Councillors really involved or interested in helping democracy in action? 3/ The acid test as to whether Neighbourhood Plan proposals 'Hold Weight' will be the results of the compulsory referendum stage Opsiomath

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