Neighbourhood Plan Funding Success – June 2019

Published 3 July 2019

The application for a £9000 grant was submitted in May when the portal for applications in the current financial year opened. Confirmation that the application had been approved was received on 20th June. Additionally the group have successfully secured Technical Support from ‘Aecom’ to carry out a Housing Needs Assessment to supplement data gathered to date.

This is a major achievement. The grant will enable the Parish of Abbots Bromley, utilising vital independent professional support, to positively bring forward a Neighbourhood Plan which will meet the needs of the residents of the Parish.

A consultant is currently working on a first draft of the plan, bringing together all the evidence and commentary that has been supplied by residents to date. The NDPG will then arrange a workshop to allow residents an opportunity to consider the first draft before seeking to finalise the plan for formal consultation and ultimately submission to the PC and ESBC.

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