St Neots urged to have say over plan that could unlock millions of pounds

09:53 11 August 2014

St Neots.

St Neots.

Archant

St Neots residents are being urged to have their say in the latest consultation for a document which could channel millions of pounds’ worth of investment into the town.

The Neighbourhood Plan – which sets out the strategy for development, regeneration, and conservation – has now reached the second six-week consultation stage, which is being run by Huntingdonshire District Council.

After this, an independent examination will take place, followed by a referendum. If the plan is put in place, the town would have access to more money from the Community Infrastructure Levy – payments made by developers.

The main threads that emerged 
from St Neots Town Council’s own consultation were issues with traffic, 
in particular the A428, the desire to have a wider range of both high street and boutique-style shops, and the 
importance of the parks and green spaces in the town.

Ed Reilly, town clerk, said: “The people of the town have clear views of what’s good about the town, what could be improved and what they think is missing, so we are sure that we have reflected that in the plan.

“It is crucial that the people of the town get behind this – it means an awful lot to them. It will mean a much greater say in how the town develops, particularly in terms of what infrastructure is required, and we will be well and truly at the table and involved in discussions because this is a policy document.”

INFORMATION: The consultation runs until September 9. Visit www.stneots-tc.gov.uk/stneotsplan where there is a link to the HDC consultation.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was left with serious injuries.

A teenager suffered serious neck injuries after rope tied between trees in St Neots caused him to come off his motorbike.

Fri, 17:32
Ben who was believed to have been targeted with boiling water.

A cat owner has spoken of his shock after his pet returned home with severe burns thought to have been caused by having boiling water thrown over him.

Fri, 09:08
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Thu, 11:22
The Hunts Post Business Awards 2015 launch, Chairman of Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce John Bridge,

The 18th Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards were officially launched today (April 23) and entries are now open.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition