Engaging with the Community on the Neighbourhood Plan 


Formal Consultation

Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Plan process is the formal consultation stage on the draft plan.

We must:

(a) Publicise the draft plan to people who live, work or carry out business in the neighbourhood plan area  before it is submitted to New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park.  The consultation runs for a minimum of 6 weeks. 


Informal Consultation

As well as the formal consultation it is good to engage with the community on the plan to raise awareness and take into account other considerations for the plan.

The Lymington and Pennington Neighbourhood Plan ran an informal consultation in 2017 (see below) and will run further engagements with the community in late summer 2022.

 

INFORMAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION 2017

PUBLIC SURVEY RESULTS

We have analysed all the results of the survey you can download a report of the findings.  Thank you to all that took the time to complete a survey.  


EXHIBITION BOARDS


For those who didn't get the chance to visit the exhibition the details displayed can be downloaded here.



EXHIBITION IN PENNINGTON

Another good turnout at Pennington with residents arriving constantly throughout the 4 hour period, hundreds more surveys were handed out with many already returned.  


Once again thanks to all those that took the time to visit.


EXHIBITION IN LYMINGTON


Hundreds of Lymington residents visited the exhibition on Friday and Saturday.  Over 600 surveys were handed out, with many already returned to the office or filled in online.  Thanks to all who took the time to visit.  


Councillor Sutherland before the exhibition started












Residents of Lymington and Pennington reading the information boards.


LINK TO SURVEY

The survey is available until Monday 17th July 2017


PUBLIC CONSULTATION

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan process there is a period of public consultation. This is an opportunity for the community to have an involvement in shaping the Neighbourhood Plan for Lymington and Pennington.

Everyone is invited to our consultation on the Lymington and Pennington's Neighbourhood Plan.  There will be an exhibition detailing the proposed development in our area.  We would like your contribution to the Neighbourhood Plan and invite you to complete a questionnaire helping us to decide where development should take place and how to best support the development and infrastructure in our area.

WHEN DOES THE CONSULTATION START?

The consultation starts on Friday 23rd June 2017, there is an exhibition from 6pm - 8pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO31 9ZG.  There is a a further exhibition on Saturday 24th June, 10am - 2pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO31 9ZG and Saturday 1st July 2017, 10am - 2pm at St Marks Church, Ramley Road, Pennington, Hampshire, SO41 8GQ .


WHAT IS AT THE EXHIBITION?

The exhibition will consist of a series of boards highlighting information about the Neighbourhood Plan, the potential areas for development, the current infrastructure and housing needs in Lymington and Pennington.

There will be members of the Steering Group on hand at each exhibition to answer questions.

A paper survey will be available to fill in or take away.


WHAT IS IN THE SURVEY?

The survey asks you questions about Lymington and Pennington and what you would like to see.  The key questions relate to the areas proposed for development and where you would like to see houses built.  There are 30 questions in total but only 6 are compulsory, you can pick and choose how much input you wish to have in the outcome of the survey.


HOW CAN I FILL THE SURVEY IN?

You can fill the survey in online.  A link will be available from friday night.  Alternatively you can pick up a paper survey from the exhibitions or Lymington and Pennington Town Council office, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG.    Paper surveys can be dropped off or posted to the Town Council.


HOW LONG IS THE SURVEY OPEN?

The survey runs from 23rd June 2017 until Monday 17th July 2017.