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Aim of the Group:

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a joint plan being prepared for the parishes of West Dean and West Tytherley with Frenchmoor in full consultation with the two Borough/District Councils and the local community. This NDP Steering Group (SG) is a working group of West Dean and West Tytherley Parish Councils who are the qualifying bodies for the preparation of the NDP and to whom the SG will regularly report.

The NDP will be developed under the terms of the Localism Act 2011 which will provide a legal basis for residents to represent the future of their community.

The purpose of the SG is to oversee the preparation of the NDP in order that it will then progress to Independent Examination, a successful Community Referendum and ultimately being accepted in law by Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) and Wiltshire Council (WC).

The SG will engage the local community to ensure that the NDP is truly representative of the ambitions of both parishes. The SG will gain support for the NDP by ensuring high levels of community engagement throughout the plan-making process.