Do you want to know what the future holds for Cuckfield over the next 20 years?
Luckily, you don’t need a crystal ball to find out! Just log onto your computer or visit the Parish Council offices to take a look at the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
The plan has been drawn up to shape the future of the village and residents are currently being invited to have another say before the final version is submitted for approval.
Neighbourhood Plans were created as part of the Government’s Localism Agenda, designed to give local people more say about what goes on in their area.
Through the plans, communities can influence decisions that will affect them on a day to day basis. For Cuckfield, this means ensuring that the village continues to thrive and meet the changing needs of the community, whilst preserving the distinctive character, landscape, and setting that has evolved over nine centuries of history.
Sponsored by Cuckfield Parish Council, the Draft Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by a team of parish councillors and community volunteers. The team started working on the project back in September 2011, making Cuckfield the first parish in Mid Sussex to begin developing its Neighbourhood Plan and part of a Government Front Runner program.
This is an excerpt from an article on p.8 of Mar/Apr 2013 Cuckfield Life magazine.
The plan can viewed on line at www.cuckfieldplan.com, with hard copies in the parish office.
All responses must be provided in writing and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: Cuckfield Parish Council, The Queen’s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5EL.
The consultation period closes on 29th March.