Get Involved in Cuckfield's Future
Welcome to the home of the Cuckfield Neighbourhood Plan.
This web site is continually being updated with new and emerging information. Please register to stay uptodate and keep in touch with important local project.
What is it?
The Neighbourhood Plan is the opportunity for residents within the Cuckfield Parish to help determine the future of Cuckfield over the next 20 years. A community group led and funded by the Parish Council, has been working since September 2011 on developing such a plan.
Key questions to consider are:-
- How much housing do we need and where is the best place for development?
- What Infrastructure do we need?
- How do we maintain the character and landscape which makes Cuckfield distinctive?
Why do we need it?
The Neighbourhood Plan will be seen as a core document in determining future plans including development and infrastructure.
It is important to understand the Neighbourhood Plan, while giving local people real power in local decisions, does have to conform to National and Regional policy. The plan will be inspected by a government inspector and then voted on by residents in a referendum. If accepted by a vote it will then carry real weight to determine future decisions. It is expected that we will submit the plan to a community referendum sometime during early 2013.
Cuckfield was the first parish to start developing a Neighbourhood Plan in Mid Sussex and was granted Front Runner status with a financial grant to aid development of the plan. Other parishes and towns have since committed to develop a plan and are engaged in the same process.
An essential part for a Neighbourhood Plan is that everyone is given the opportunity to be involved and have their say. We will be holding more events and activities; please use this website to stay up-to-date with the progress we are making.
We are very fortunate to have a good mix of individuals who have come forward and are making a valuable contribution to the plan. Please consider how you can get involved!