Future of village discussed

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Toddington residents are invited to a neighbourhood plan consultation this weekend.

Villagers of all ages are asked to give their views on the future of the village.

Neighbourhood Planning means communities can choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what any new buildings should look like and grant planning permission for them.

Comments collected over the consultation weekend will hep inform the group before a report is written and shared with everyone in the village. There will be further consultation once a plan is drawn up.

The plan must have support of the majority of the village at a referendum so it is important that everyone who is interested in shaping the future of the village has an input in the process at this stage.

The plan, if it is agreed by parishioners at a referendum, will form a legal document which planners will have to follow until 2031. Members of the Neighbourhood Plan group will be in attendance at all times during the event to answer questions and offer guidance. They will also be sharing their initial findings so far and asking for feedback.

From 4pm -8pm in Toddington village hall on Friday February 14 and from 10am - 3pm in the village hall on Saturday February 15.

Snacks and drinks – including wine on Friday evening – will be provided.