Have your say on Rushden Neighbourhood Plan

Rushden High Street
Rushden High Street

People’s views are being sought on Rushden’s Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan is being prepared and progressed by Rushden Town Council under the provision of the Localism Act 2011.

It is Rushden’s opportunity to influence what type of place it wants to be for future generations.

The consultation has already begun will run until 5pm on Tuesday, May 2.

A public exhibition will be held at Rushden Hall from Wednesday, March 29, until Tuesday, May 2, from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

There will be two further drop-in sessions on Wednesday, March 29, at Rushden Library and Saturday, April 22, in Rushden High Street at the St George’s Day event from 10am to 3pm.

The draft plan will also be available for viewing on the Rushden Town Council website, along with a questionnaire.

A Rushden Town Council spokesman said: “We hope Rushden residents will take the opportunity to view the plan and feed back any comments.”

Following the close of the consultation, the town council will collate and review all of the responses received and carefully consider any amendments to be made to the plan before it is formally submitted to East Northamptonshire Council.

Following consultation with ENC, the plan will be published for a further period of formal consultation before it can be submitted for examination by an independent examiner and then finally to proceed to a referendum vote later this year.