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Information about grants now available

Information about grants now available

0 on April 16, 2013, 9:40 pm

New information is now up on the My Community Rights website to help you prepare your application for direct support or a grant from a £9.5m fund ready for the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhoods Planning programme launch on 1 May 2013.

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Introduction to the Neighbourhood Plan

Introduction to the Neighbourhood Plan

0 on April 4, 2013, 8:00 am

The Parish Plan The Neighbourhood Plan is seen as a natural extension of the Parish Plan which was first considered in 2006. A steering group was formed and a launch event took place in June 2007. Further discussions resulted in a questionnaire delivered to each house in early 2009. Rigorous follow up resulted in a 76% return rate and subsequent […]

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Vista from the North

Background to the Village of Bloxham

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:59 am

Historical A settlement was established along the “banks of the village brook during the Saxon period. The village name is derived from the 6th century Anglo-Saxon, “Blocces Ham” (the home of Blocc). The village name evolved over time with the modem name of Bloxham being first recorded in1316. The dominant building in the village is St Mary’s Church dating mainly […]

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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:59 am

These are broad principles that any aspect of the plan should be seen to be consistent with.They are deliberately NOT specific and may evolve as we progress Developments should create an environment likely to: Protect our historic landscape, vistas and sense of place Retain the rural feel by appropriate housing styles. Retain existing soft-edges at the main gateways to the […]

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Project Schedule

Project Schedule

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:58 am

Well – this turned out to be wildly optimistic! Exactly how long this will take is hard to predict. It could  essentially set out to meet the Local Plan allocations but with the imposition of a firm design and landscape statement. This would be a relatively quick process. Alternatively it may set out to identify land that should or maybe […]

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Budget

Budget

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:57 am

We are all ‘playing this by ear’ and so what’s below is no more than a best guess. Some of the meetings may take place in venues where there is no charge – but we should not assume working groups will find the wherewithall to do this. Likewise the Bloxham Broadsheet may manage to support the cost of regular centrefolds […]

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Communication – audiences and media

Communication – audiences and media

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:56 am

This whole exercise depends upon communication. At the end of the day residents have a yes / no vote and failure properly to engage could mean the entire exercise falls at the final hurdle. So – who should be part of the communication and what are the media we have available to us? Click here to page through the strategy […]

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Communication – a draft  framework

Communication – a draft framework

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:55 am

Communication Strategy starter for ten…. The preceding diagram is meant as an aid – not a prescription. 1. How do we achieve ‘brand recognition’ without spending an inordinate amount of cash? 2. Who are the key individuals in the community who can help us market the NP? 3. What village events must we have an input to? 4. What key […]

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The Steering Group

The Steering Group

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:54 am

All toSubject to further  discussion with Parish Council The Steering Group The group is consultative. It makes recommendations: the full Parish Council makes decisions. The Steering Group is an informal group whose meetings do not have to receive public notice nor be open to members of the public. Formal minutes are not required but notes of the topics outcomes and […]

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How do we create the Plan

How do we create the Plan

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:53 am

Through a steering group setting strategic objectives and working groups delivering these.

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