Interim Update on the results of the Design Forum

The Steering Group received an Interim Update presentation on Tuesday 9th January from our independent consultants Feria Urbanism, covering the initial results and recommendations from the Design Forum.

The presentation is available in the following link: Design Forum Interim Update

It begins with a summary of the approach and activities from each day of the Forum.

It then provides some analysis and recommendations regarding one of the key issues that was explored relating to land allocation inside and outside the SDNP, as it relates to the NDP.

Finally, it provides an initial proposal for the structure of our NDP. The 7 Policy Themes are outlined, with draft policy suggestions based on the aggregated feedback from all the communicate engagement that has been undertaken across a range of events and submissions.

It must be stressed that this is only a first initial framework proposal, and there is much work to do to move toward a draft of our local NDP. However, it is an extremely exciting development as for the first time we start to see a single aggregated picture of the views from our community, and an idea of what structure our local plan may take.

The Steering Group would like to again take the opportunity to thank all the local residents, interest groups and businesses that have supported the NDP process so far. The progress is a reflection of all your hard work and input.

We will be announcing further engagement events in the future. Updates will be available on our website and you can also register to receive updates by email here.