Posted 11.11.14

Secretary of State Joins Sandys in Congratulating Worth on Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

Secretary of State Joins Sandys in Congratulating Worth on Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

 

Laura Sandys this week in Parliament welcomed the successful result of the Worth neighbourhood planning referendum and encouraged Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Cliftonville and Sandwich to follow suit and take advantage of the additional £23 million of support that has just been made available.

 

 

Laura said: “Worth is leading the way for communities producing neighbourhood plans across the country and I was delighted that the Secretary of State joined me in congratulating the residents. I am very pleased that across Thanet and Sandwich, communities are working hard to bring together neighbourhood plans and look forward to Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Cliftonville and Sandwich holding their own referendums.”

 

House of Commons DCLG Oral Questions on Monday 10th November at 14:30

 

Laura Sandys: Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State join me in congratulating Worth, a village in my constituency, which has just had 92% acceptance of its neighbourhood plan? Does he agree that the additional money that has been secured for neighbourhood planning will help other towns in my constituency to deliver that empowerment to the people on the ground?

 

 

Mr Pickles: I am happy to join my hon. Friend in congratulating the residents of Worth. She is absolutely right that the additional £23 million that has been announced will help and encourage many more communities across England to start neighbourhood planning and to take control of future developments in their area. Nearly 10% of the population of England is now covered by a neighbourhood plan.

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