Neighbourhood Plan News
After recent and long term issues with the planning process, such as, major building projects being approved against the majority wishes of local residents in Upper Tean and other smaller applications supported by the Parish Council being rejected.
Checkley Parish Council has decided, unanimously, to create a Neighbourhood Plan to ensure that both local residents and the Parish Council do have more of a say in future developments in the whole Parish area.
Please click HERE to view Checkley Parish Neighbourhood Plan Project Timetable
The Neighbourhood Plan is driven by YOU! We need involvement from the local community and stakeholders.
“HELP SHAPE YOUR VILLAGE“
If you feel able and willing to become part of the team taking this forward, then please contact you local Resident Association Representative:
Upper Tean Residents Association – Stephen Bell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower Tean Residents Association – Jackie Rushton – email@example.com
Checkley Residents Association – Heather Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hollington Residents Association – Mel Swanick – email@example.com
or contact Parish Clerk – 07840 456397 – firstname.lastname@example.org
A person, business, group or organisation that is effected by the policies outlined in the Neighbourhood Plan.
What is a typical Stakeholder Group?
- People employed in the community
- Local businesses
- Faith Groups
- School children (aged 5-16)
- Young people (aged 16-25)
- Older groups
- Commuters (people who live in the community but work outside)
- Community Groups and societies
- Voluntary bodies acting in the area
- Single Parent Families
- People with physical / learning needs
- Neighbouring Parishes
- Minority Groups (Travellers etc).
- Staffordshire County Council
- Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
- Environment Agency
Neighbourhood Plan News & Updates
Resident Groups for the four villages have been created (more residents always welcome) and these residents along with four Parish Councillors make up the steering group.
Press release inviting residents to a meeting on 1st February – Residents Meeting Press Release
1st February 2016 – First residents meeting held at Great Wood Hall – Residents Meeting Overview – 1st Feb 2016
Press release inviting residents to a meeting on 24th March with presentation – Residents Meeting Press Release March 2016
24th March – Second residents meeting with presentation from John Blount NP expert – Residents Meeting Mar 16
4th May – Key members of the steering group met to discuss questionnaire layout and questions.
10th May – Parish annual assembly at Great Wood Hall, 7.15pm. As part of the engagement process, various stakeholders from around the village have been invited.
17th May – Key members of the steering group are planning to meet to finalise questionnaire.
13th June – Key members of the steering group met with Urban Vision to review how to move forward (Meeting Overview). It was agreed that before the questionnaire could be finalised and sent out pop up stands should be implemented to raise awareness of the Neighbourhood Plan, asking three simple questions:
What do you like about where you live?
What don’t you like about where you live?
How would you improve where you live?
If you can help us answer the above then please let us know YOUR opinion by either downloading the below or taking our online short survey:
25th June – Community Engagement POP UP’s
Outside Coop, High Street, Upper Tean – 10.30 – 12.30
Great Wood Primary School Fair – 14.00 – 16.30
16th July – Community Engagement POP UP – Sporting Open Day, Wentlows Sports Field – 11.00 – 15.00
15th August – Upper Tean Residents Association met (meeting overview available on request).
16th August – Key members met for an informal chat with Hannah Barter of Urban Vision in preparation for the meeting with SMDC.
22nd August – Key members of the steering group met with SMDC to get more of an understanding of the Local Plan and how the Neighbourhood Plan should work with this.
28th August – Community Engagement POP UP – Hollington Village Fair, The Raddle Inn, Hollington – 12.00 – 14.00
29th August – Community Engagement POP UP – Checkley Fair, Cricket Club – 12.00 – 16.00
8th September – Key members of the steering group to attend a ‘Scoping Workshop’ to be facilitated by Hannah Barter of Urban Vision.
26th September – All members of the steering group to meet and start drafting the Vision Statement and plan more community engagement sessions.
31st October – Key members of the steering group attended a meeting with Stafforshire Moorlands District Council to discuss how the Neighbourhood Plan feeds into the Local Plan, and issues that need to be addressed when creating a Neighbourhood Plan.
31st October – Steering group meeting held to relay information from meeting with Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
21st November – Upper Tean Residents Association planning to meet to discuss issues relating to Upper Tean (including NP).
8th December – Key members of the steering group attended a workshop facilitated by Staffordshire Moorland District Council.
9th January – Open Evening drop in session held at Checkley Community Hall, Checkley.
12th January – Open Evening drop in session held at Great Wood Hall. Upper Tean.
7th February – Council and Urban Vision strategy meeting. Engagement survey closed.
6th March – Steering Group Meeting to plan policy workshops dates.
22nd March – Hollington Residents Group Policy Planning & Vision Statement workshop – TBA, The School House
23rd March – Upper Tean, Lower Tean & Checkley Residents Group Policy Planning & Vision Statement workshop – 19.00, Great Wood Hall
30th March – Parish Stakeholders Policy Engagement – 20.00, Great Wood Hall
3rd April – Steering Group Policy mapping – 19.00, Great Wood Hall
4th May – Steering Group – Draft Policy Presentation – 19.00, Great Wood Hall
11th May – Public drop in session – Draft Policy Engagement – 17.00 – 21.00, Great Wood Hall
11th July – Public drop in session – Draft Policy Engagement – 17.30 – 20.30, Checkley Community Centre
12th July – Public drop in session – Draft Policy Engagement – 17.30 – 20.30, Hollington Village Hall
Open Day (Drop In Sessions)
The below events are being held to allow residents and stakeholders of Checkley Parish to come along and have a say regarding the next stages of the Neighbourhood Plan. There will be presentations and further details regarding the process and you will also have the opportunity to talk and discuss your concerns to the Resident Group members and Council members.
It is important to recognise the mix of people in the community to ensure that everyone has the chance to engage. This your opportunity as a residents and stakeholders to have a say in the policies that make the Neighbourhood Plan.
Tuesday 11th July 2017 – Community Policy Healthcheck – 17.30 – 20.30, Checkley Community Centre
Wednesday 12th July 2017 – Community Policy Healthcheck – 17.30 – 20.30, Hollington Village Hall