Our first meeting of the new year discussed the prospect of getting AirS (Action in rural Sussex) to help Uckfield create the Neighbourhood Plan. They joined us for one of our meetings and then provided a Scope of Work.
The Steering Group will have a planning session on February the 23rd in which we will do a “Gap Analysis”. That is, we will compare the Scope of Work sent by AirS with what we have done so far and decide where we need help.
We briefly touched on the situation with the Newick Neighbourhood Plan. That is that the developers have successfully challenged it but a resident is appealing that decision.
We also discussed the new Neighbourhood Planning Bill. Two points were highlighted:
- Once the Neighbourhood Plan is complete, it should be reviewed every couple of years.
- The Planning Authority (Wealden) are obliged to say how they are going to help groups creating Neighbourhood Plans.