Neighbourhood Plan

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Maulden is now a Designated Neighbourhood Area.

A group of volunteers has offered to help Maulden Parish Council to create a Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

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Committee/Working Group members. Contact details for the members of the committee are available via the Secretary.  Subcommittee and working group roles are indicated after each person

  • Alan Plom (chair)  (Lead of Infrastructure working group)
  • Simon Barnes (vice chair)(Lead of housing working group and Local Economy Working Group)
  • Ruth Plom (secretary) (Social Education & Welfare)
  • Sarah Michael (treasurer) (Social Education & Welfare / Housing)

Working Group members

  • Nigel Coote (Housing and Comms)
  • Julie Shepherd (Housing)
  • Mike Browning (Environment)
  • David Illingworth (Housing)
  • Cllr Roger Ball (Lead of Environment / Parish Council Rep)
  • Marilyn Caves (Social Education & Welfare)
  • Robbie Locke (Environment)
  • Simon Ratcliffe [Local Economy & Comms)
  • Mark Bingham (Social Education & Welfare)
  • Cllr Christine Inskip (Parish Council Rep / Social Education & Welfare)

The committee has members with specific experience and knowledge who assist and advise, including

  • David Bailey
  • Cllr Philip Jackson (Parish Council Rep)

Other members are actively being sought and volunteers for specific areas of interest to join subcommittees are most welcome

Purpose of the Committee

The committee is entirely volunteers and does not itself decide anything – only Maulden Parish Council can do that. However, the committee will undertake a program of work, consultation, surveys, and studies to provide independent and statistically valid evidence as well as a range of non-quantitative studies and discussion group reports upon which a Neighbourhood Plan can be created.

Fundamentally, the committee exists to listen to the people who live and work in Maulden and find ways to express their needs, desires and vision for Maulden in 2035.

Committee Minutes

The Maulden Village Neighbourhood Planning Committee is committed to transparency and engagement with the community. Minutes of meetings will be made available online and can be inspected. Copies are also provided to Maulden Parish Council.

You are welcome

Meetings are [almost] always on last Wednesday of the Month. Public are welcome to attend after 8:30pm. Meetings are held in upstairs meeting room of The George, by kind permission of the Landlord.

Central Bedfordshire Draft Local Plan

For links to Central Bedfordshire Council’s draft local plan, please see Draft Local Plan