Happy New Year to all of you ! subtle reminder to everyone that the next meeting is at 6.30pm on Monday 7th January in the Grace Murrell suite at the Rivieria International Conference Centre.
Can you afford to miss decisions which may have a lasting effect on Torquay?
“Doing nothing is not an option”
See you there on Monday !
Chair of TNP
Thanks to everyone for all their help in preparing and distributing the leaflet. Has been a cold few days but hopefully we are getting the message out there as move in to taking the plans to the next step.
Once you have read the Torquay NP Leaflet please let us know how we are doing by answering a few questions in this short questionnaire. This will really help let us know if we are on the right track.
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
English Riviera International Conference Centre
3rd December 6.00 pm-9.00 pm
1. Apologies & Housekeeping 5 mins
2. Overview of Torquay Neighbourhood Plan to date 15 mins
3. Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plans relationship – overview Pat Steward 30 mins
4. Princes Foundation Tom Perry 30 mins
5. Princes Foundation/Torquay Neighbourhood Plan Questions and Answers 60 mins
Over the last few weeks we have been drawing together the information and plans to date and trying to make it engaging and presentable. This hardwork has produced the leaflet below which is our first stage of consultation. Do you agree with it? If not, why not? Let us know your views. This is only a draft, we want to get more ideas and more detail in but we can’t do it without your help and remember to spread the word.
Torquay NP Leaflet
We’re not the only ones working with The Prince’s Foundation, Paignton are too. This week there are a number of events as they look to get more ideas and shape their plan. This is exactly the sort of thing we will be doing in three weeks time. Here is a press article about it all.
Don’t forget everyone that the Prince’s Foundation are coming down to help us once again. They have been very helpful so far and given us good feedback and steered us in the right direction. They will be there for our next meeting on Monday 3rd December at the RICC. This will be followed by workshops on the Tuesday and Wednesday where the Princes Foundation will be working more directly with the Town Centre and Gateway groups to help develop our ideas. They will then present to us their findings which will should make sure we are pointing in the right direction for the remainder of the process.
After several months of hardwork the working draft of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan is ready. It has had a lot of contribution already but we need more. Please leave a comment to let us know what you think about it.
Summary of Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Working Draft
We have already published the document highlighting the areas we would like to see developed in the town centre. Attached is a draft map which makes it easier to locacate the sites and see their relationships to each other. We will develop further maps and plans for the other parts of the plan to help make things nice and clear for everyone.
Town Centre Map
Last week there was a discussion around Jobs & Housing in Torbay. Here is a copy of the presentation that was given that helps expalin how the local plan came up with the figures.
Jobs and Homes Presentation