Through the efforts of several dedicated volunteers who have given hundreds of hours of their time, a Neighbourhood Development Plan has been produced covering the Parish of Kineton, which includes the villages of Kineton and Little Kineton and the countryside surrounding them.
The process has involved extensive consultation with residents and many statutory consultees, three public meetings and independent examination by a past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute. It is, now, ready for determination by the Stratford District Council Cabinet for approval to proceed to a referendum. This meeting will take place on Monday 20th June.
The Plan must conform with national planning policy and the strategic vision of the District Council’s Core Strategy.
The Plan accepts that the community must provide some space for the growing housing need within the District as well as local need. In doing so it has endeavoured to identify the most sustainable locations for new development, where the impacts of increased traffic will not add to an already acute problem within the centre of the village.
The Plan also provides protection for the valued landscapes around our villages, the heritage assets within them and provides a framework for addressing issues such as flooding and drainage, appropriate design which responds to local character and the safeguarding of our community facilities.
Without a Neighbourhood Plan the whole of the Parish will be vulnerable to unplanned and potentially inappropriate development including further speculative housing.
Once approved by the District Council’s Cabinet, the residents of Kineton Parish will decide whether the Plan is acceptable in a referendum to be held later in the summer.