A Statement from Cllr George Illingworth,
Chairman Neighbourhood Plan Working Party
The formal consultation period on the pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan is now concluded. We have received lots of feedback and comments and we would like to thank all the residents who have made their individual contributions and the many organisations which have responded on behalf of their members.
A number of very useful and constructive comments have been made which will help to improve and strengthen the Plan. There have also been a number of criticisms and objections made, many about the locations and size of the housing and sports allocations. These are matters which are determined by the Warwick District Council Local Plan, which has just been declared “sound” by the appointed Inspector and is likely to be adopted by Warwick District Council in September. The Neighbourhood Plan cannot override the Local Plan, though it can, and does, contain suitable policies to affect its implementation.
All these responses will require careful consideration in the next weeks and some balancing of opposed views will be necessary. This should result in a revised Neighbourhood Plan with clearer and stronger policies enjoying the support of the residents which will guide the development of the town in many ways.
Thank you for your continued support, help and interest in the Future of Kenilworth.
Regards Cllr George Illingworth