HEDON TOWN COUNCIL is to produce a new neighbourhood plan which will build upon and update the last Hedon Development Plan produced in 1999.
The neighbourhood plan will help shape the future development of the town; its green and open spaces, the town centre, its local economy, and how the town relates to wider plans in the East Riding.
Considering how much things have changed since 1999, and will change particularly with the potential massive developments engendered by the renewables industry, it would seem to be the perfect time to review the town’s plans. And if necessary generate new aims and ambitions that can guide the town over the next quarter of a century!
The Town Council has set up a smaller group of councillors who will review the existing plans and policies and make some initial recommendations – however, it is absolutely essential that the wider population of Hedon has the opportunity to contribute ideas and suggestions and raise concerns.
Residents in Paull recently became aware of proposals that might see (nothing is finalised – Ed) the construction of wind turbine factories and supply business units, new roads and railway tracks right next door to their village. They - along with residents in Hedon and Preston – need to make sure that their voice is heard to ensure that benefits are gleaned and negative impacts are reduced.
The Hedon Blog will follow this essential neighbourhood planning process with interest.