It has now been confirmed that the Parish of Wigginton and Hopwas has been designated as a Neighbourhood Plan area. This good news was agreed last week by the District Council.
We would like as many people as possible who live and work in the parish to be involved in the Neighbourhood Plan, so please start thinking of issues which the plan should deal with. Our next meeting to start the process is on Wednesday 11th September at Thomas Barnes School. Just come along if you have ideas or skills to share!
Anyone interested in joining a working group to discuss the issues which people in the parish believe should be addressed in our Neighbourhood Plan is invited to a meeting. This will be on Wednesday 11th September at Thomas Barnes School at 7.15. Everyone is welcome to attend!
A good number of residents attended the meeting in Wigginton to hear Councillor Ian Harding’s explanation of what the Neighbourhood Plan could mean for our parish and the opportunities it represented. Many had been concerned about the recent reports of development at Anker Valley, and wanted to know how this may affect plans for building behind Browns Lane. Ian explained that the Neighbourhood Plan had to conform with Lichfield’s Local Plan, which was expected to come into effect later in the year, so it could not stop development already agreed, but that it was a new opportunity for local people to influence the type of development in our villages.
The next step would be to arrange a meeting and set up a working party of local people to agree the most important issues affecting the parish.
Anyone wishing to be involved who could not attend this meeting please get in touch with the Parish Council (Clerk@wiggintonandhopwas.co.uk).