Watton Neighbourhood and Breckland Town Delivery Plans
Two plans, two opportunities to have your say – the first – the Neighbourhood Plan a statutory document and the second a guide to future opportunities in Watton.
The Watton Neighbourhood Plan (NP) goes out to consultation in the 3rd week of February. The NP, is a statutory level document carrying significant authority and is a crucially important strategic document for the Town; it addresses the needs, opportunities, policies and community actions to achieve and meet the Town’s immediate and future priorities.
Your Chamber has been fully engaged in representing business and commercial interests in the the development of the plan. Concerned with maintaining footfall on the High Street we in the Chamber argued for policies and actions that can help rejuvenate the High Street, encourage new traders, including parking and traffic flow. Our flagship initiative to generate new businesses through providing centrally located serviced offices and business incubator within the new Digital and Creative Media Centre at Wayland House. A new facility that will encourage and support start-up and established digital/creative business; as well was providing training and community digital gaming facilities – all integrated with a modern state of the art library and Wayland Partnership facilities.
The Neighbourhood Plan consultation starts the week of 14th February and there will be a formal vote to adopt or reject the final version of the plan, following consultation later in the year. You will be able to access the plan online at the Chamber and the Watton Town Council Website. If you have any thoughts or queries from a business and economic perspective please get in contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft Town Delivery Plan, can be found at: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/media/19649/Watton-Town-Delivery-Plan/pdf/Draft_for_Publishing_-_Watton_Town_Delivery_Plan_v3.pdf?m=637783582833270000