INCREASES in traffic through new housing developments are one of the issues facing a new neighbourhood plan now up for discussion.
Horninglow and Eton Parish Council has now finished the first part of a new plan which will help shape the area for the future and help determine planning applications.
After taking a detailed look at Horninglow and Eton and what is proposed in East Staffordshire Borough Council’s local plan, members have come up with issues and option facing the parish for the 18 years up to 2031.
From today until October 31, people living in the area are being asked to let the parish council know if they agree with what it is saying.
Some of the many points highlighted in the plan include ensuring provision of off street parking is increased as well as more appropriate road crossings and emphasis on adequate drainage for existing and future developments.
Sonia Andjelkovic, chairman of the parish council said: “Our area is pretty well built up already. All the big new developments are going on all around us but they will have a big impact on Horninglow and Eton.
“We need to have plans to deal with increases in local traffic and car parking and pressure on our local facilities, shops and open spaces.”
The issues and options document is now available in shops, pubs and community buildings throughout the parish.
Councillor Andjelkovic, added: “Please take one of our booklets and answer the questions in it and let us have them back before the end of October. We will then be able to move onto the next stage and produce a detailed plan.
“This really is a big opportunity for local people to influence planning in the area for some years to come”
The document is also available on the parish website by visiting www.horninglowandetonneighbourhoodplan.co.uk under policy documents, or from the parish council clerk, by phoning 01283 530554 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org