Have your say on Parson Drove plans

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Residents of a Fenland village could have a greater say on the future development around their homes if a proposal comes together.

Parson Drove Parish Council has applied to Fenland District Council to have the area designated as a neighbourhood area

Fenland District Council is running a six-week consultation, which will end on Friday, December 12.

If the application is approved, it will be the parish council’s first step on their way towards preparing a neighbourhood plan.

This plan can establish planning policies for the development and use of land, including where additional new homes and offices should be built and what they should look like.

Residents of Parson Drove would be given the opportunity to be involved in the preparation of the neighbourhood plan and, ultimately, will have the right to vote for or against it at a referendum. No plan can be adopted unless it passes a referendum.

This current consultation looks at the boundary of where a future neighbourhood plan can be prepared for.

The parish council is suggesting the whole of the parish area should form the boundary, but if people think it should be a bigger or smaller area, they should let Fenland District Council know.

A copy of the neighbourhood area application is available to view at www.fenland.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning.

Details of the application and a map of the proposed boundary are also being displayed at:

Village notice boards in Parson Drove

The Fenland @ your service shop, 2-3 Bridge Street, Wisbech (during normal opening hours)

Fenland Hall Business Reception, County Road, March (during normal opening hours)

People are able to submit comments on the application, specifically on the area which Parson Drove Parish Council proposes to designate as a neighbourhood area, until 5pm on Friday, December 12.

Comments can be made either by email to neighbourhoodstrategy@fenland.gov.uk or by post to Neighbourhood Strategy (Planning Policy team), Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March PE15 8NQ.

For more information, call the planning policy team on 01354 654321 or email neighbourhoodstrategy@fenland.gov.uk.