Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
The Bredon Parish Neighbourhood Plan will be put to the people of Bredon Parish in a referendum to be held on Thursday 8th June. Voting will take place throughout the day in the same way as it does in government elections. If approved by more than half of those voting, the plan will become a key part of the planning system which regulates new building in the parish up until 2030.
The plan itself, along with further details about the referendum, can be seen at www.wychavon.gov.uk/bredon-bredons-norton-and-westmancote-neighbourhood-plan.
The plan will not prevent the new homes from being built which are needed. Around 125 new homes are expected across the parish during the lifetime of the plan, including a proportion of affordable homes for local people. But it will help to ensure that development is steered in the direction that most local residents want, and will act as a check on developers whose sole focus is maximising returns at the expense of the special qualities of the parish.
Development should mean change for the better. It should also mean providing homes for people to live, unlocking economic prosperity, responding to new technologies, looking after the environment and historic buildings, as well as ensuring that people have good access to healthcare, education, transport and other essential services. The plan will help to achieve all of this, and ensure that Bredon in 2030 is an even better place to live.