The Plan for creating the Neighbourhood Plan
Firstly, we designated the Neighbourhood Area to be that area which lies within the official boundaries of Royal Leamington Spa. We then conducted initial community engagement from November 2016 – August 2017, out of which came the main priorities for the next 15-20 years and which priorities underpin our five Themes. The Steering Group along with people with particular experience and skills in these five areas (and our planning consultant) have been working on formulating deliverable policies for inclusion in the Plan.
We have had discussions with various bodies and stakeholders regarding what we would like to do and what we can do to help deliver the priorities, and have held Focus Groups on the theme areas with the support of council officers and other professionals. The first draft was produced in January 2019 and was consulted on informally via this website, the town council website and 14 drop-in sessions held at locations across town.
Following feedback received, the Regulation 14 draft has been produced and is online for consultation now until 12th August. Links to it can also be found on the town council website (www.leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk) and the district council website (www.warwickdc.gov.uk), and hard copies are available to look at in Leamington Library, Lillington Library, the Town Hall, Riverside House and Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre.