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Rushden Town Council

Rushden Looking To The Future

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Clerk: Mrs Vivienne Prodger
Rushden Hall, Hall Park
Rushden, Northamptonshire
NN10 9NG

Rushden Neighbourhood Plan

Rushden Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation

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The Rushden Plan is a Neighbourhood Plan being prepared and progressed by Rushden Town Council under the provision of the Localism Act 2011.

This plan is Rushden's opportunity to influence what type of place it wants to be for future generations.

The Neighbourhood Plan covers a range of topics including housing, employment, open space and leisure, connectivity, the town centre and design and conservation.

We have already undertaken town wide consultation in the form of an initial Communications and Participation Strategy and a Main Issues Consultation, both of which were delivered to every home in Rushden. We have also undertaken numerous public exhibitions at events within the town and have visited many groups and organisations.

After taking all comments and suggestions on board, we have now produced a final draft Neighbourhood Plan.

We are now looking to undertake further public consultation under Regulation 14 and will be organising a public exhibition of the proposals in locally accessible places.

The consultation will run from Friday 17th March 2017 until 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 May 2017. A public exhibition will be held at Rushden Hall from Wednesday 29th March 2017 until Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 10.00am - 4.00pm (Monday - Friday). There will be two further drop-in sessions on Wednesday 29th March at Rushden Library and Saturday 22nd April in the High Street at the St George's Day event.

The draft plan will also be available for viewing on the Rushden Town Council website, along with a questionnaire. We hope you will take the opportunity to view the plan and feedback any comments.

We hope you will take the opportunity to view the plan and feedback any comments.

Following the close of the consultation, the Town Council will collate and review all of the responses received and carefully consider any amendments to be made to the Plan before it is formally submitted to East Northamptonshire Council. Following consultation with ENC, the Plan will be published for a further period of formal consultation before it can be submitted for examination by an independent Examiner and then finally to proceed to a referendum vote later this year.