It was great to see so many people at last night’s Full Council Meeting. Thank you if you attended.

The main debate surrounded the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group’s recommendation to seek the community’s input on how to proceed with the Plan given the new uncertainty from Hart District Council over housing numbers – and the development regards the loss of the proposed C2 care home’s anticipated contribution towards our future housing target, with the risks this represent.

The Parish Council agreed to support the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group’s recommended question to ask the community how it wishes to proceed given these developments.

It was confirmed that asking the Steering Group’s proposed question would not create a delay, as this could happen concurrently with the Parish Council’s approval of the plan – once it has been finished, formally approved by the Steering Group and is ready for our final review before we submit it to Hart.