Gransden 2020 Vision: Great Gransden's Neighbourhood Development Plan


Your input is important for the success of the Neighbourhood Development Plan. It will help to define a shared vision of our village’s character and sustainable development for the future.
The Plan will sit alongside the local planning authority’s Local Plan and both will be used in deciding planning applications. This survey is different from the recent housing needs survey, relevant points of which will be included in the Plan. This Plan is not just about buildings, your views are needed on: the most valuable natural/ wild spaces, the most unique/defining/neglected or disappointing features, your favourite walks, the things you would most like to preserve/improve/increase etc.

Neighbourhood Development Plans are a Government initiative. Ours is supported by Huntingdon District and Great Gransden Parish Councils. Work to collect and collate information and views is being undertaken by a steering group of volunteer residents, including some Parish Councilors, who will be available to hear your views at village events. Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning helps local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community, where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

If you are also willing to be involved and take on a role to move the project forward, please contact us! Email 2020Vision@gransdens.org.

Draft Vision statement

posted 8 May 2019, 10:30 by N Day

The vision statement encapsulates the views of the NDP steering group as to the principles that should be encapsulated in the NDP. It is still being refined, but he draft as of April 2019 can be downloaded by clicking this link.

2019 01 - January SG meeting

posted 7 Jan 2019, 03:26 by N Day   [ updated 7 Jan 2019, 03:26 ]

The Steering Group will be holding a meeting on Wednesday the 9th of January. The February meeting will be on Tuesday the 12th, and for the next month we are planning on Tuesday the 12th of March. These meetings are held at 7pm at the Great Gransden Reading Room, and all are welcome to attend and make their views known.

Please don't forget the consultation evening on January the 18th - see here for details!

Public Consultation on the NDP

posted 20 Dec 2018, 03:27 by N Day   [ updated 20 Dec 2018, 03:27 ]

The steering group for the Great Gransden Neighbourhood Development Plan are holding a public consultation on Friday 18th January 2019. It will be held in the School Hall, from 5pm – 8pm.

The purpose is to let you find out what has been happening so far, and to give us your views!
All are welcome.

Agenda for Dec 18 Steering Group Meeting

posted 4 Dec 2018, 13:52 by N Day   [ updated 5 Dec 2018, 13:35 ]

Monday 10 December 2018
7-9 pm Reading Rooms

  1. Apologies 
  2. Declarations of Interest in the agenda of the meeting
  3. Minutes of previous meeting 17 October
  4. Open forum – 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions. 
  5. Update on actions from previous minutes (that are not elsewhere on the agenda)
  6. Recent developments re housing in the village – update and implications DWP
  7. Funding update DWP
  8. Summary of first questionnaire feedback DWP / JB
  9. Environmental Assessment MD
  10. Character Assessment DS
  11. School and young people interactions RG / AP 
  12. January workshop ALL 
  13. AOB
For a printable version of the agenda, click here.

December meeting

posted 3 Dec 2018, 11:05 by N Day

This is scheduled for 7:30 on Monday the 10th of December; all are welcome to attend. There will be an open forum at the start of the meeting where members of the public can present their views.

November meeting postponed

posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:06 by N Day   [ updated 19 Nov 2018, 07:07 ]

Our open meeting for November was planned for the 19th - however, this clashes with the meeting of the HDC development committee at which the Sand Road development is being discussed. See the post on the Parish Council site for more info. Information about the next open meeting will be posted here once a date has been confirmed.

Minutes of October's meeting

posted 5 Nov 2018, 10:34 by N Day   [ updated 5 Nov 2018, 10:35 ]

A draft copy of the minutes, in PDF format, can be downloaded by clicking here.

Community Engagement Strategy

posted 16 Oct 2018, 06:07 by N Day   [ updated 16 Oct 2018, 06:11 ]

A document describing our Community Engagement Strategy is now available for download, in PDF format.

Designation of a neighbourhood area

posted 15 Oct 2018, 04:39 by N Day   [ updated 16 Oct 2018, 06:31 ]

Great Gransden Parish Council's application for the designation of a neighbourhood area relating to the whole of the parish was approved on 30 July 2018. The text of the designation is as follows:

An application for designation of a neighbourhood area was received from Great Gransden Parish Council by Huntingdonshire District Council on 7 July 2018.
 
In accordance with regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended Huntingdonshire District Council is satisfied that the application includes: a. a map which identifies the area to which the area application  relates; b. a statement explaining why this area is considered appropriate to be designated as a neighbourhood area; and c. a statement that the organisation or body making the area application is a relevant body for the purposes of section 61G of the 1990 Act.
 
In accordance with regulation 5A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended this application is: a. from a parish  council; b. the area specified in the application consists of the whole of the parish council’s area; and c. no part of the specified area is part of a pre-existing neighbourhood area.
 
Therefore, as set out in regulation 5A(3), regulations 6 (Publicising an area application) and 6A (Prescribed date for determination of an area application) do not apply.  As such, in accordance with regulation 5A(2) of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended, Great Gransden Parish is hereby designated as a neighbourhood area.

... and the area designated (the whole parish of Great Gransden) is indicated by the map at the end of the PDF file in HDC's website.


Steering Group meeting 17 October 2018

posted 15 Oct 2018, 03:07 by N Day   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 03:26 ]

The Steering Group for the Great Gransden Neighbourhood Development Plan will be holding its next monthly meeting on Wednesday 17th October 7-9 pm, in the Reading Rooms. Members of the public are welcome, and there will be an open forum to allow you to air your views or raise matters of concern. The agenda is:

1. Apologies

2. Declarations of Interest
a. Collection of outstanding declaration of interests

3. Minutes of previous meeting

4. Open forum – 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions.

5. Update of actions from previous minutes

6. Consultation strategy
a. School & young people engagement
b. Website/email

7. Finance and Funding Application

8. Spatial Policy
a. Character Assessment

b. Environmental Assessment

9. Timetable
a. Involvement of Cambridgeshire ACRE

10. AOB


The minutes of the previous meeting are available in PDF format by clicking here. (These will be in draft until approved at this meeting.)

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