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Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Written by Nicola Reid

Bookham Vanguard News Update

Bookham Vanguard News Update

The six-week consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Bookham started on 12th June and finished on 24th July 2015. Thank you to everyone who responded – there were over 120 comments sent in via the website, email and in writing for the Forum to collate, analyse and respond to. The consultation was promoted by email, website, Twitter, Facebook, Streetlife, the Bookham Village website, press coverage in the Leatherhead Advertiser, posters in the High Street area and at the Library. The Forum had a stand at Village Day on 12th June 2015 and promoted and held a Community Event at the Barn Hall on Saturday 18th July 2015 where presentations were given, information boards were on view and comment forms were provided.

The feedback received was very welcome, and the Forum were delighted that so many local residents took the time to read the Draft Plan and contribute their views. During August and September, a sub-group of Forum members worked on the comments and tailored the Draft Plan accordingly. At the Forum meeting held on Saturday 17th October 2015 the Forum reviewed the resulting Draft Plan and voted on the proposed changes. Bookham Vanguard are planning to publish a full list and analysis of all the comments on the website in due course.

After the meeting on 17th October, the Forum will formally agree, by email that the Plan is complete. The Finalised Plan will then be handed to Mole Valley Planning Authority. Mole Valley will then start a further consultation on the Plan, so the whole community can have another chance to comment. Please look out for publicity advertising the MVDC consultation and, if you can, come along to the Community Event/s that Mole Valley will hold to invite your comments.

To keep in touch with the latest news about the progress of the NDP please use the contact form on the website www.bookhamvanguard.co.uk or write to us at info@bookhamvanguard.co.uk) follow us on Twitter: @BookhamVanguard or Facebook: www.facebook.com/bookhamvanguard



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