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Have your say on plan

Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:50:21


Villagers in Lickey, Blackwell and Cofton Hackett can have their say on the parishes’ future by commenting on a draft of the joint Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), which is out for consultation until July 16.

The Draft NDP has been prepared by a steering group of parish councillors and interested residents after several years of consultation and research, providing a strong local framework to guide future development in the area.

The document provides information on key issues and planning policies, as well as looking at factors such as built heritage and design, the natural environment, housing and infrastructure.

“Open House” consultation events will take place on Saturday July 7, from 10am-12noon at the Trinity Centre, Lickey; 1–3pm at the Wheel, Blackwell; and 4–6pm at the Village Hall, Cofton Hackett.

There’s also a drop-in event at the Wheel, Blackwell at 7pm on Wednesday July 11.

The Draft Plan, an information film and other supporting documents can be viewed and downloaded from and

Hard copies can be viewed at the Parish Office at the Trinity Centre on Wednesdays or Fridays 10.30am–3.30pm; Blackwell Village Stores; Bromsgrove Library; and Cofton Hackett Village Hall by appointment with the clerk at Cofton Hackett parish council.

“Our vision for the area for the next 20 years is to sustainably maintain and enhance the life of our community, retaining its rural character and building on its heritage to shape its future,” says Lickey & Blackwell parish chairman Nick Forknell.

“As a resident in either parish you will get a chance to vote on the final Plan. We hope you will support it.”

Above: Cofton Lake (Photo/Keith Woolford)

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