Hythe and Dibden Parish Council is flying the flag for Commonwealth Day in celebration of a family of nations.
Across the country and the Commonwealth more than 1,000 flags will be raised in the fourth year of the initiative Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth that is taking place across the UK and 52 other countries. The day aims to unite people and provide a sense of promise and hope for the future.
Councillor Maureen McLean, Chairman of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council "We are proud to be in our third year of participating in Flying the Flag for the commonwealth, a project that demonstrates the breadth of the Commonwealth and how we can all participate. raising the Commonwealth flag reminds us afresh that working together as a close family of nations enables us to respond collectively to the challenges that we all meet, and to deliver a fairer, prosperous, secure and sustainable future for everyone - particularly our young people".
Photographed from left to right are Councillors Mike Short, Jo Fowler, Maureen McLean and Eric Davey.
Notice of Consultation and Statement of Representations Procedure on the New Forest National Park Submission Draft Local Plan (Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012 (Regulations 19 and 35)
Title of the plan: New Forest National Park Submission Draft Local Plan 2016 – 2036
Subject matter and area covered by the plan: The New Forest National Park Authority has prepared the Regulation 19 draft Local Plan for submission to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government in Spring 2018 for independent examination. The Local Plan is a key document which sets out the spatial strategy for the National Park up to 2036 and includes specific planning policies to address the key issues facing the National Park. It identifies the level of development over the plan period together with development management policies and site specific allocations for development.
Period of publication for representations: Representations are invited on the Submission draft Local Plan for a 6-week period commencing on Wednesday 17 January and ending at 5.00pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018. Comments received outside these dates will not be accepted.
Where to view the Local Plan and supporting documents: The Submission draft Local Plan, supporting documents and guidance on how to make a representation are available to view and download at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/localplan. The Local Plan, supporting documents and guidance on how to make a representation are also available to view at the New Forest National Park Authority office at Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 9ZG between the hours of 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
How to make representations: Representations may be made in writing, by email or online. Representations should be returned by email to email@example.com or in writing to the address above. People making representations will be notified of future stages. All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Representations at this stage should focus on the legal and procedural compliance of the Local Plan, the soundness of the Local Plan and whether the Local Plan is in conformity with the Duty to Cooperate.
Please note that copies of the representations received will be made available for the public to view (including your name, but will not include any personal addresses, email details or signatures), and therefore cannot be treated as confidential.
Steve Avery, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, New Forest National Park Authority. 19 January 2018
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We all want the best for our community and today Hythe and Dibden was represented by parish, district and county councillors at a Conference looking at economic development on the Waterside; how can we help provide more employment and business opportunities?
The Conference heard from many organisations including the National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council Transport, Fawley Waterside and Associated British Ports as well as Deloitte who have been commissioned to identify the economic opportunities that could be developed for the Waterside area. All of the presentations that were given can be found on the district council's website www.newforest.gov.uk/watersideconference
Cllr. Maureen McLean said “ I believe that it is important that Hythe and Dibden Parish Council work to achieve the best for our current and future communities by working with as many different organisations as can help us”.
Cllr. James Binns, Vice Chairman of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council and Cabinet Member of New Forest District Council attended the Conference and is keen to hear from local people “I would like to hear from people about the economic opportunities they would like us to consider including in our early discussions”
The Parish Council is currently writing its draft Neighbourhood Plan and Cllr. Graham Parkes is leading on this piece of work, “Providing the right places and infrastructure for jobs and businesses is included in our plan that is being drafted. Through this process and our work we will endeavour to provide information to the public and we are ready to listen to your thoughts and ideas”.