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Press Statement

Friday 20 January

Help plan for a New Community

A sustainable new community is being planned for the North of Fareham, which will include approximately 7,000 homes, together with businesses, schools, open spaces, and local services. To help the Council plan for what the new community will be like, the public is being encouraged to complete a survey (between Monday 23 January to Friday 2 March) answering questions including open space and recreation needs; what they would like in a new home; and what they think about environmentally friendly homes, etc.

This survey forms an important part of an extensive Community Engagement Plan, which outlines all the opportunities for people to get involved in the first stage of developing the Area Action Plan (AAP).

Councillor Keith Evans, Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Environment, said: "This survey is an excellent opportunity for people to have an initial say about what they would like in the new community. The result of the survey will help the Council prepare the new community's Area Action Plan (AAP). The Community Engagement Plan also outlines two future surveys and a range of activities for people to have their say."

Both the Community Engagement Plan and the survey can be found online at www.fareham.gov.uk/consultation from Monday 23 January. Paper copies will be available from the Civic Offices, at the upcoming Community Action Team (CAT) meetings or can be requested by phoning 01329 236100 and asking for Strategic Planning and Design. If you would like to know more about the new community, the Area Action Plan and how you can give us your views or get involved you can:

The outline proposal for the new community was set out in the Core Strategy, which is the main planning document for Fareham Borough and shows how the Council, having consulted with the community, would like Fareham to develop up to 2026 and beyond. The Core Strategy was examined and found 'sound' by a Government Inspector and adopted by the Council in August 2011.

ENDS

For further information contact:
Becca Bennett, Communications Assistant, tel: 01329 824609
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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