The Neighbourhood Plan will affect everyone in Furness Vale and Whaley Bridge.
Without a Neighbourhood Plan in place, any proposed development in our area is likely to go ahead. The only controls on the development will be dictated by High Peak Borough Councils Local Plan, which is a broad plan with little focus on individual areas. The Local Plan covers the period up to 2028.
A Neighbourhood plan offers us an opportunity to define a level of detail which is specific to our own area. After an approval process, the detail in the Neighbourhood Plan gets added to HPBC’s Local Plan and allows us have far more local control over development than we would otherwise have. It means that we can really make a difference to how Furness Vale and Whaley Bridge develops over the next 15 years up till 2028.
An initial Neighbourhood Plan group consisting of interested individuals has been formed, but in order to make the group as representative as possible, we need as many people involved as possible.
The group aims to put together over the coming year, a neighbourhood plan which helps to define how development over the next 15 years should take place in Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale, so if you care about where you live and have a view about what should or should not happen, then please try and become involved.
If you want to be directly involved, or just want to keep up with what is going on, then just provide your contact details and email via the form below, and we will send updates on progress and invitations to the meetings. If you are also willing to provide input to surveys we might do, then that would be great, and you can opt into or out of this below.