Please help us save our Countryside !

During lockdown many residents have explored the footpaths and Green Spaces in Catshill and North Marlbrook. Help us to both protect and add to these in the future through our Neighbourhood Plan. 

Legislation allows us to designate Green Spaces if we can show they are special to you and prevent development that could compromise these locations. We need your help to do this. 

Please fill in the questionnaire on the link below so that we can show your support for the local environment so that you and future generations can continue to enjoy it. The Green Spaces we wish to protect, together with the footpaths, green corridors and wildlife habitats, are shown on a map of the village, following the questionnaire. All the important features are shown which need your support in order to preserve, protect, and enhance them for future generations. We welcome your comments which you can provide in the questionnaire.

Please click on this link and complete the Questionnaire

Concept of Neighbourhood Plans

The concept of ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ was introduced under the Localism Act 2011 and they are fundamentally about giving rights to local communities about the type, location, size, pace and design of developments in their area.

Neighbourhood Plans can:

·         Decide where and what type of developments should happen in the neighbourhood area

·         Include policies such as on design standards, which could take precedence over existing policies in the Bromsgrove District Council Local Plan for the neighbourhood.

The Neighbourhood Plan must primarily be about the use and development of land and could include the following:

·         Housing developments, including affordable homes, and bringing vacant and derelict housing back into use.

·         Provision for business to set up and expand their business.

·         Issues around roads, cycling, walking and disabled access.

·         Development of schools, places of worship, health, leisure and entertainment facilities, community and youth centres and village halls.

·         Protection and creation of open space, nature reserves, allotments, sports pitches, play area, parks and garden, and tree planting.

·         Protection of important buildings and historic assets.

·         Promotion of renewable energy projects.

A formally adapted Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development for the area. There is a legal requirement for Bromsgrove District Council to take into account the contents of local Neighbourhood Plans when making future decisions on planning for those areas.

All Parish Council meetings, including sub-committees, are currently cancelled. The Parish Councillors have agreed to conduct decisions via email  for the foreseeable future.

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The Parish Council Office and Village Hall will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future due to the Corona virus. We thank you for your patience at this time.

Catshill Village Hall, Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JZ

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Parish Clerk: Carol Blake
Email: parishclerk@catshillandnorthmarlbrook-pc.gov.uk

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