Colne Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee has developed an online survey as an easy way for residents and businesses to give their feedback on the draft Design Codes during the consultation period, which finishes on 19th February. The link to the survey will be shared on the Town Council’s website and via its social media channels. You can launch the survey below:
Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee, Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price, said: “We are looking for support and engagement with our draft Design Codes first and foremost. Our survey has 27 questions, but we aren’t expecting people to answer every single one – we would rather have a large number of part-completed surveys, with just the bits completed people are most interested in, rather than a handful of fully filled in ones. Neighbourhood Planning is all about grassroots involvement.”
The Advisory Committee held its first Zoom session earlier this week. The Design Codes will influence all new development in Colne. The second one is scheduled for 16th February between 6pm – 8pm and you can e-mail [email protected] for a link to be sent to you.
Residents can download the draft Design Codes off the banner on the Town Council Home Page. Here is a direct link: https://colnetowncouncil.org.uk/ctc/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Colne_Design_Code_Final-Draft-Report-RevH.pdf
In addition, until the end of the consultation, which closes on 19th February, residents and businesses can inspect the draft Design Code document in the Town Hall, which is open from 10am until 4pm There is also a special session hosted at the Town Hall on Wednesday, 9th February between 10am until noon (01282 861888 to book). At this session, residents and businesses can meet the team behind the Neighbourhood Plan and ask questions.
“Our plea to Colners is: please support our efforts by completing some of the online survey”, urged Cllr Cockburn-Price. “All responses will be shared with the Planning Inspector later in the year. We have structured the survey, so it leads you through the Design Codes topic-by-topic. We hope that people will really engage with our ideas, which range from parking and eco measures through to materials for new buildings and landscaping, as well as design.”