Draft document could define village’s future
Hargrave residents are being consulted on a document which could help to shape their village’s future.
A draft Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by Hargrave Parish Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council. The plan would become a legally-binding document, giving the community a say in future development.
A six-week consultation is under way. Once finished, the plan will be considered by an independent examiner before a referendum is held.
There are 120 homes in Hargrave, many of which are old. The plan seeks limited growth within the main built-up area.
Cllr Alaric Pugh, borough cabinet member for planning and growth said: “This community involvement is at the heart of localism in the planning process.”
Other villages producing Neighbourhood Plans include Barningham, Fornham All Saints, Great Barton and Ixworth with Ixworth Thorpe.