UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL
PRESS RELEASE 24 March 2021
UPPINGHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Uppingham Town Council will be delivering a booklet over the next few days to every household in Uppingham about the town’s Neighbourhood Plan, to consult residents on their views.
Neighbourhood Planning is a way for communities to have a say in the future of the places where they live and work, by producing a Plan with legal weight which directs development in the local area, choosing where new homes, shops and other buildings will be built.
Uppingham Town Council’s booklet is part of the process for refreshing the town’s existing Neighbourhood Plan, and details the sites which landowners and developers have put forward for possible future development. The Town Council is keen to collect feedback from the public, as part of the wider process for considering, later this year, which sites will be selected. These final sites will then be subject to a referendum of the people of Uppingham.
Cllr Steve Rozak, Uppingham’s Mayor, said “If you care about how the town is being developed over the next few years, it’s vital you take part in this consultation”.
Within the same booklet there is also a questionnaire on residents’ views about whether constructing a north-south by-pass would be desirable, in order to reduce traffic passing through the centre of the town. The Council is keen to point out that this issue is very much part of forming a longer-term strategic view.
This initial consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 14 May, and residents can respond either by completing the questionnaires via Survey Monkey www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NPAG21 and www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bypass21 or through returning a form within the booklet to the Town Clerk at Uppingham Town Hall.