Stamford’s Neighbourhood Plan will enable the towns’ residents to shape the development of Stamford over the next two decades without loss of its special and distinctive character.
The Plan will seek to ensure that Stamford’s defining assets as an historic and vibrant rural market town and tourist destination are retained and enhanced and that Stamford’s important heritage assets and precious green spaces are protected.
In order to harness the town’s growth potential the plan will ensure appropriate improvements to infrastructure and services and enable all sections of the community to enjoy a sustainable way of life.
Under the Localism Act, town and parish councils (rather than the local planning authority) now have a discretionary power to prepare their own plan, which, if adopted, becomes part of the statutory development plan.
Once adopted the plan will become a statutory planning document which carries real weight – decision makers must take into account in local planning decisions and it will help shape and influence the South Kesteven District Council’s local plan.
For more information on the Stamford Neighbourhood Plan, its progress and who is involved, visit: http://www.stamfordfirst.org.uk/