Meeting to set out Bersted vision

A FIRST meeting is being held to enable Bersted residents to express an opinion about the area.

The session has been organised by Bersted Parish Council as the first stage of its public consultation towards the creation of its neighbourhood plan.

It is being held at 7.30pm on Tuesday (February, 7) at the Jubilee Community Centre off Chalcraft Lane.

At least four further meetings have been arranged.

They will take place at 7.30pm on February 15 at Newtown Social Club off Greencourt Drive, at 2pm and 7.30pm on February 22 at Bersted Green Learning Centre and at 7pm on March 1 at the Robin Hood on the A29 at Shripney.

A neighbourhood plan is a vision for a community, reflecting residents’ views about improvements and sites which should be spared from development.

It has to be the result of extensive public consultation to be adopted as a policy which developers have to be obey.