Each Village Plan describes:
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In anticipation of the next phase of the Village Planning process this spring, three local Question Time events are being held to enable residents in East Twickenham, Richmond and St Margarets to share their views on their local area directly with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members.
The first hour of each event will consist of pre-submitted questions, the second hour will be opened to the floor. To RSVP for the events, or to submit a question email email@example.com. Please clearly state at the start of your email which Question Time you want to attend.
Pre-submitted questions will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis to be asked on the night.
Following three Question Time events, in the winter of 2014 a series of drop-ins and walkabout sessions were held in Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake, to collate information from residents about their local area, particularly key areas of interest, particular features and what residents would like to see improved. This information will help shape:
The information is now being compiled into three local Village Plans for each area and further public consultation will be held in February 2015.
At the end of 2010, we sent every household the All in One survey, which asked about the priorities of residents in each local area. We asked what people liked about where they lived and what could be improved.
We followed this up with a series of village planning events across the borough. These events gave residents the chance to discuss local issues in more detail and find potential solutions, including how we could work with the community to take things forward together.
As a result, we created 14 Village Plans.
The results of the All in One survey also showed that residents had a desire to shape planning policy for their local area. Therefore we have agreed to include a dedicated section in each Village Plan, which offers residents and businesses with an easy way of developing planning policy in their area.
This type of document is known as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and it can be taken into account when making planning decisions.
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Updated: 8 January 2015