Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – 14 October 2021

Neighbourhood Plans are developed in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations of 2012. After more than 5 years in the making, the Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan has completed all its legal consultation stages and has been successfully reviewed by an independent planning examiner. The final stage now asks the residents of Stewkley parish to vote to adopt the Plan.

On Thursday October 14, the village hall will once again become our polling station and all eligible voters on the electoral register will have the opportunity to vote.
The question on the voting paper will ask if you want Buckinghamshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications for the neighbourhood area.

The neighbourhood area is the parish of Stewkley.

A vote for YES means our Local Planning Authority must take the policies of our Plan into consideration when making future decisions on planning applications in our parish.

A vote for NO means the Local Planning Authority does not take the Neighbourhood Plan and its policies into consideration.

Please take this opportunity to read the Plan. If you have any questions about the Plan, its policies or the referendum, please use the contact form here on the website or email them to stewkleynp@gmail.com.

Welcome to the Stewkley Parish Council website. Here you will find the information concerning who your councillors are and the agendas and minutes of the monthly meetings.

You will also find information on the topics that currently engage the attention of councillors on behalf of their parishioners.

Issues like the neighbourhood plan, the village environment, planning applications and other more practical elements like litter and dog bins, street lighting, speeding and parking.

Site navigation is simple: just click on a broad heading, then select from the drop down menu to get to specific items.

You can also give your own feedback, or report issues on this site. We welcome your comments as it is a good way of bringing concerns to the attention of the parish council.

Alternatively, you can contact any councillor or the clerk from the contact information.

Could you be a Parish Councillor for Stewkley?

Stewkley Parish Council has nine councillors and vacancies occur from time to time usually but not always around the period leading up to the four-yearly local elections.
What do you need to know if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

For more information, click on the buttons to read more about local councils, or to talk to any of the current councillors, please contact the Parish Clerk stewkleyparishclerk@gmail.com

You are always welcome to join our regular monthly meetings at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Village Hall.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has produced a series of informative leaflets which can help you.

Meetings

The Parish Council meets in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Monday every month.

The meeting agenda is posted on parish notice boards the previous Thursday.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and there is an Open Forum (usually lasting 30 minutes) where any matters or concerns can be raised.

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Stewkley neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood plans are a tool to give communities more control over the type, location, size, pace and design of development in their area.

Once passed by an examiner and ratified by the community through a referendum they become part of the Aylesbury Vale’s development plan and planning application decisions will then be made taking into account the policies set out in this very important plan.

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Report Issues

You can report issues like faulty street lamps, overflowing litter bins and overgrown hedges blocking the pavements.

You can also let the council know if you would like them to investigate any local concerns or just send a message to pass on good news.

There is also a link to report potholes directly to Transport for Buckinghamshire.

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