COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE APRIL/MAY 2019
Following the presentation of the Community Plan at a village meeting on 21st February, the Community Plan Group Steering Group has concentrated on two important issues:
* moving from the Community Plan as a document to making things actually happen.
* responding to an Outline Planning Application, arising from Rushcliffe Local Plan 2, which will permit some development in the Green Belt. At the time of writing the Planning Inspector's decision on the RBC Local Plan 2 has not been announced.
1. MAKING THINGS HAPPEN: RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS FOR CP TASK GROUPS
An announcement that is planned for the Village Magazine in June gives details of the Task Groups and how to register. Please note our new e-mail address: EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
EB Community Plan Implementation:- Please Get Involved!
The conveners of the following groups are calling opening meetings to set up their own group's ways of working and the level of involvement – active or merely wishing to be kept informed.
CIVIC SOCIETY GROUP Convener – David Atkins
For all interested in maintaining EB's Individuality, Look and Character in challenging times. The next few years will be critical as two new development into the Green Belt on the east side of the village off Butt Lane constitute the biggest expansion in EB's history.
So that a first meeting can be arranged, all those who are concerned about the future of EB should contact David at: EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
TRAFFIC & ROADS GROUP Convener – Douglas Sutherland
Focusing on improving: Parking; Excessive 'rat runs' & Speeding; Roads & Pavements
An early success working with the Parish Council has been the closure of the A6097 end of Trent Lane. If you would like to be involved in further improvements, contact Douglas at EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
ENVIRONMENT/BIODIVERSITY/WILDLIFE GROUP – Convener Jack Rieley
For those interested in: the Environment (Recycling/Energy resources/Green Belt/Climate change); Wildlife and Biodiversity; Springdale Wood; Footpaths; Trees, etc.
The first meeting focusing on wildlife & biodiversity and on Springdale Wood and the impact of housing development south of Butt Lane was held on 7th of May. A meeting on 11th of June will focus on the Environment. If you are interested, please contact Jack at EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
YOUTH & LEISURE/SPORTS GROUP Conveners – Gill Stevens & Douglas Sutherland
This will cover all Issues affecting the Youth of EB and also Leisure and Sports Facilities for All Ages.
We are looking for input from All Ages including Players of Sports and Young People &ndash Parents with children will be especially welcome. Please contact Gill or Douglas at EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
COMMUNICATIONS GROUP – Convener to be decided.
Focusing on the Interaction between Residents and the Parish Council and the roles of the Village Magazine, Village Website, Local Community Websites.
The first meeting is still to be fixed, probably after the new EB Parish Council has settled in. If you are interested, please contact the Community Plan Group: EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
BUSINESS GROUP Convener – Douglas Sutherland
For all those operating businesses in EB, including those working from home.
If you are interested, please contact Douglas: EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
PUBLIC SERVICES GROUP – Convener to be decided.
Focusing on improving services from Utilities (especially sewage/drainage), Public Transport, Broadband & Mobile Phone (issues which will also be addressed by the Business Group).
If interested, please contact the Community Plan Group: EBCPGroup005@gmail.com
2. RUSHCLIFFE OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION 19/00784/OUT
For the development of a site to the south of Butt Lane, East Bridgford for residential use.
Full details of this outline planning application for 53 houses on a plot between the Medical Centre, Butt Lane and Springdale Wood can be found on the RBC website:
Rushcliffe Outline Application 19/00784/OUT
Community Plan Policy on New developments
The vast majority of EB residents are opposed to any, but especially large scale, development into the Green Belt surrounding EB. However, if National and Borough policies as represented in the RBC Local Plan 2 impose expansion into the Green Belt on us, then the EB Community Plan contends that the Village must have a say in where and what type of development is authorized.
Community Plan Steering Groups Submission to RBC Planning
The CP Steering Group has studied this application in detail and has had the benefit of a helpful briefing by the developers (for a report on this meeting EB residents can e-mail their request to: EBCPGroup005@gmail.com).
In summary we consider that the developer's "Design and Access Statement and Master Plan" show a development with several favorable features:
*The planned layout allocates 0.65ha (25.7%) to green infrastructure (this includes the public footpath, internal footpaths, the tree buffer and a balancing pond for storm water runoff) and 1.88ha (74.3%) to residential development. The site density is 29 per hectare.
*The RBC Local Plan 2 requirements appear to be met: car park for EB Medical Centre; maintenance of rural character of Butt Lane; substantial tree buffer to the East; 30% affordable housing.
*The houses face on to access roads on the periphery, as a result Butt Lane and Springdale Wood are separated from housing by a broad strip.
*The planned road structure has an interesting hierarchy of 3 types which will help create a sense of place: "main street" including small central surfaced square; 2 smaller "lanes"; "shared private drives" for about half the homes.
*The 30% affordable housing (approx. 15 homes) is small enough to be integrated within the design and not a separate "ghetto".
The main criticism has to be:
*the significant further extension into the Green Belt, beyond that set out in the RBC Local Plan 2 with the number of houses increasing from around 45 to 53.
Our detailed submission on the Outline Application raises 19 specific issues that will no doubt be discussed in greater detail when the developers make their Full Application to RBC Planning
Our submission is on the RBC website cited above, but it is also available to download here:
EBCPSG to RBC re Outline Application 19/00784/OUT.pdf
COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE FEBRUARY 2019
Community Plan – Village Meeting Thursday 21st February Village Hall 7.30pm
The Village is facing many challenges: the building of 125 new houses in the Green Belt (at the time of writing we await the Planning Inspector's decision); traffic and parking problems that look like getting worse; the need to agree on a set of strategic priorities for improving the Village; the difficulty of making the Village's opinion heard by the Authorities.
This meeting is an opportunity for each villager to have a say in the Village's future:
• to discuss and ideally endorse the priorities set out in the latest Community Plan Report, which was based on the Village Appraisal, a questionnaire to all villagers;
• set up Action Groups to tackle the key priorities and if possible, agree on specific Action Plans
The East Bridgford Community Plan 2019 will be presented to The Village Meeting on 21st February. This document can be downloaded as a pdf, using the below link:
THE EAST BRIDGFORD COMMUNITY PLAN 2019.pdf
COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2018
Fourteen years on from the East Bridgford Parish Plan 2004 a new vision for the village is being prepared. Key documents and the latest information will be posted on this page.
In addition, there will be updates in the Village Magazine.
Community Plan Update October 2018
The EB Village Magazine for September published, as an 8-page insert, an update on EB Community Plan Interim Report.
This insert can be downloaded as a pdf:
EBCP Village Mag Insert Sep 2018.pdf
All EB residents and EB based businesses will have an opportunity to review the Community Plan and participate in developing Action Plans at a Village Meeting on 21st February 2018.
As always, we welcome comments and suggestions on this update or other matters. Please contact:
email@example.com telephone: 01949 20329
1. Community Plan Interim Report: June 2018
Rushcliffe Borough Council has published its Local Plan, which proposes 125 new homes in East Bridgford's Green Belt. As a result, the Community Plan Group has brought forward the publication of the Community Plan. It is in an interim format, without illustrations and maps, but with the full text.
A copy has been sent to the Parish Council and to some other interested parties. It is now publicly available and can be downloaded here:
EBCP interim 160618.pdf
This Interim Report summarises the findings of the 2016 Appraisals (the most extensive assessment yet of village opinion on a wide range of issues, including housing and the Green Belt) and proposes a series of policies.
We recommend villagers start by reading the four-page Executive Summary, before studying those sections that are of particular interest.
2. Community Plan Interim Report: The Evidence Base
The findings of the main Household Appraisal (45% of households responded, accounting for some 632 adults) are now available in detailed tabular form as a download:
SM H'Hold full stats final.pdf
Additional information comes from the EB Census data for 2011; this is also available as a download:
EBCPG EB Census data etc.pdf
THE EAST BRIDGFORD COMMUNITY PLAN 2017
EAST BRIDGFORD COMMUNITY PLAN CONSULTATION DAY
VILLAGE HALL, WEDNESDAY, 6th DECEMBER
Between 3.30 and 8.00 PM
Family friendly activities, tea & cakes available
The East Bridgford Community Plan Group presents its draft plans for the future and responds to Rushcliffe's proposals for 100 New Homes in the Green Belt.
Whatever your interest:
Housing, Development and Planning; Traffic and Parking; Sports and Social Facilities; Wildlife and the Environment; Public Services, Roads, Drainage, Broadband; Community Action; Local Government; Business
Please join us and have your say.
In advance of the meeting the CP Task Group looking at Housing and Development has posted two documents:
— A detailed analysis of village opinion on housing & development based on the 2016 AppraisalTG1 EB Character Development report 02Nov.pdf
— A short version counter proposal to Rushcliffe's plan for 100 New Homes in the EB Green Belt
EBCP TG1 Slides 6 Dec -2.pdf
East Bridgford Community Plan Group
Community Plan Update 16 March 2017 - The Green Belt
Rushcliffe Borough Council is preparing Local Plan Part 2 which will cover further policies and proposals for housing, Green Belt, employment, retail, open spaces and nature conservation.
Potential housing developments in the Green Belt surrounding East Bridgford were the subject of the RBC consultation event on 17th March in East Bridgford Village Hall.
EB residents now have until March 31st to submit comments to RBC.
The EB Community Plan Appraisal questionnaires tell us much about the village’s attitudes to development in EB and the Green Belt. So the Community Plan Group has summarised the data in the following report.
Green Belt Appraisal
Update - January 2017
The Appraisals 2016:
The results of the 3 Appraisals are available online in two versions. A colour version for viewing on screen and a condensed version b&w for printing:
Community Plan Task Groups to develop Action Plans
The Task Groups
If you are interested in turning the findings of the Appraisals into Concrete Actionable Plans for East Bridgford please contact:
Patsy Andrews (Chair EB Community Plan Group)
Phone: 20329 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST BRIDGFORD PARISH PLAN 2004:
The Village Appraisal Spring 2003
2004 PARISH PLAN Incorporating the Village Design Statement
Page last updated November 2018