NDP What is it?The Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of plan introduced in the Localism Act. It will be the result of our community working together to decide how our local area should develop and grow in the future. The Cradley and Storridge Neighbourhood Plan is being led by a small team of Parish Counsellors. The Parish Counsellors will only guide the development of the Plan, however, as it will be developed by the members of the Cradley and Storridge community. You know your community best and can help in identifying policies to shape its long term future.Why do we need it?The Neighbourhood Plan will be seen as a core document in determining future plans including development and infrastructure.It is important to understand the Neighbourhood Plan, while giving local people real power in local decisions, does have to conform to National and Regional policy. The plan will be inspected by a government inspector and then voted on by residents in a referendum. If accepted by a vote it will then carry real weight to determine future decisions. A neighbourhood plan can influence the type, design, location and mix of new development, however it cannot block new development required to meet the district’s existing and future needs.Key questions to consider are:How much housing do we need and where is the best place for development?What Infrastructure do we need?How do we maintain the character and landscape which makes Cradley and Storridge distinctive?What next?An essential part for a Neighbourhood Plan is that everyone is given the opportunity to be involved and have their say. A questionnaire will be sent to every home to enable every person in the community to provide feedback, we will also hold meetings and use this website to keep eveyrone up-to-date with the progress being made.
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GREAT NEWS!The Government inspector has approved our NDP (with a couple of minor amendments) which were approved by your Parish Council on 19th April
Get ready to vote !Referendum day20th July
Cradley Post Office and Stores is closed. The current owners have applied for planning permission for change of use from shop to residential. Application number: 131498/FTo save our store, we need as many people as possible to contact Hereford Planning Services and voice your objections.URGENT - Comments have to be received by August 15th at the latest.To do this on-line follow go to www.herefordshire.gov.uk, then 'planning', then 'applications', then search '131498/F', and finally make a comment (objection!).You can write, quoting the above application number, to:Planning Services,PO Box 230Blueschool HouseBlueshool StreetHerefordHR1 2ZB
Meeting TonightWednesday 7th August 2013Don't forget this tonight at 7.30pm up at Cradley Village Hall -- a public meeting hosted by your Parish Council to discuss the closure of the village Stores and PO and the way forward for the Community in light of the Parish Council's forthcoming Neighbourhood Plan.
Cradley PO & StoresThursday 11th July 2013What do YOU want for the village? A Community shop? A Post Office presence? Come and have YOUR say at a public meeting sponsored by Cradley Parish Council on Wednesday 7th August at 7.30 at Cradley Village Hall, and remember -- If we CAN, we WILL!Chris Lowder, CPC Chair
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