Batchworth Community Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area covered by the two wards within the boundary of Moor Park & Eastbury and Rickmansworth Town Ward. The Plan will set out a shared vision for Batchworth over the next 5 years, identifying options to improve the areas and make them even better places to live and work. You will decide what is included in the Neighbourhood Plan.
It is important that this Neighbourhood Plan reflects your ambitions and views. Last year and early this year, we asked for your ideas on important matters to be addressed in the Plan. We have now used these to prepare a vision for the area, with three ideas on how to deliver each of five draft objectives.
We would like you to tell us how you feel about these by indicating whether you strongly agree through to strongly disagree. There is also an opportunity to tell us whether you have any suggestions for the Neighbourhood Plan.
Alternatively you can download, print & return the questionnaire below to the Community Council offices at Basing House, 46 High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HP
These objectives and ideas and your feedback will help inform the policies and projects of the Draft Plan. There will of course be another opportunity to comment on the Draft Plan once it is available.
In late 2020 and early 2021, Focus group workshops were held with residents and businesses from Rickmansworth Town & Money Hill and from Eastbury & Moor Park. These covered 4 main topic areas: Open Spaces, Civic and Employment, Design & Heritage and Infrastructure. The ideas raised in these groups and the emerging policies and projects for each ward have been summarised in here.
The five draft objectives that have been drafted to frame policies in the plan are:
- To enhance the richness and experience of green and blue spaces in the area
- To sensitively respond to the challenges of and future proofing Batchworth against the impacts of climate change
- To strengthen community cohesion and inclusiveness by making Batchworth an attractive place for all to live and work in
- To promote high quality design in new development that helps build a sense of place, responding to local character and identity.
- To improve access and movement for all
For the Neighbourhood Plan to be successfully adopted it is essential that residents and businesses have the opportunity to contribute. We look forward to hearing your views.
If you’d like to get more involved by joining in discussions with the working group; telling us about any relevant experience that could be beneficial to us; or sending us your written suggestions on any relevant topic then please contact us or telephone 07939 986242.
Contact the Neighbourhood Planning Team
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