19th Apr, 2019

Call for show of support for Droitwich Neighbourhood Plan at next council meeting

A RALLYING call has gone out to Droitwich residents to show their support for the town having a Neighbourhood Plan (NP).

At the town council meeting on Monday, January 28, members will be discussing the minutes of the controversial meeting on September 24 when the press and public were excluded while councillors voted to suspend the NP plan process.

Members of the Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Plan Management Group will be at the meeting and there will be the chance for the public to ask questions at 5.45pm ahead of the proceedings which start at 6pm.

In a statement the group said the decision in September was taken despite objections and a request by the councillor tasked with leading the plan to defer the decision as he was unable to make the meeting.

It added without a neighbourhood plan the growing population was being denied its lawful right to have a say on local planning issues and a plan for the future under the Localism Act 2011.

“Over 10million residents in other parts of the country, including some in Wychavon District are already enjoying these rights.”

And a spokesman for the Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Plan Management Group added “We need the public to show their support for a Neighbourhood Plan for the town, so that we can take control of our future.”

No one from Droitwich Town Council was available to comment.

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