The future of East Keswick – public meeting – Sep 21/22

A public exhibition is to be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September to give villagers a chance to express their views on how the village should develop over the next two decades.

The Localism Act 2011 empowered communities to develop a Neighbourhood Plan setting out their vision for the area, the sort of devlopments they would welcome, the community assets they wanted to protect and so on. Unlike the Parish Plan, a neighbourhood plan would have to be put to referendum and provided it was supported by the majority of voters it would then carry legal weight.

Last year, East Keswick Parish Council set up a separate sub-committee -the Neighbourhood Plan Group to steer the project forward. Under the chairmanship of EKPC Vice Chairman Andrew Batty the group has been meeting regularly and is now ready to present its initial public exhibition over two days at the Village Hall.

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September from 11 to 3.30pm you wil get the chance to see an exhibition of though-provoking comments on various aspects of village life. Your answers to these – and comments you can leave on any other village subject – will shape the Neighbourhood Plan document which will go to every household next year and form the basis of the referendum.

It’s vital that as many villagers as possible attend and leave their views on subjects such as future housing, public transport, village shops, community assets, footpaths and much more.

On the two days, free coffee and cake, tea and biscuits and something for children will be available so please make a note of the days and pop in for half an hour or so. The future of East Keswick will be influenced by this meeting.


(You can read full details of the neighbourhood plan past meetings on this website by selecting the separate tab on the home page).