Several local residents have stepped forward to assist on what will become a plan for the future of the town. Assistance to take leading roles on such aspects as IT, business, industry and heritage were all offered. Specialist advice and help on town planning, administration, graphics, and database support were also forthcoming.
Good liaison is in place with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and there has been contact with local landowners.
Those present heard that the Plan’s administrative “infrastructure was in place and that the group now needs to implement important tasks”.
Funding streams have been looked at, and support organisations contacted, a website is in progress, and further public consultation is in the pipeline.
Meetings are to be held every two weeks with the group’s ‘Terms of Reference’ and ‘A Vision for Whitchurch’ to be amongst the agenda items for the next.
A prime purpose will be to determine where residents would prefer the 200 houses allocated in the Local Plan for Neighbourhood planning are to be located.