Photo courtesy of Bellview, Belford
Information gathered at Public meetings in Belford suggested that the community considered the following were important issues for the Belford area plan:
Increased employment opportunities
Sustainability – more shops and facilities
The steering group investigated these and the issue of affordable housing was discussed with Ian Stanners from NCC, who has previously worked with a Housing association, and Kirsty Gilmartin, a member of the Homefinder team. The information theysupplied confirmed there is still a need for affordable housing.
The 3 areas of concern are interlinked:
Other areas of interest at the public meeting were:
Historic buildings and conservation area in Belford
Photo of Belford Hall courtesy of Steve Newman, Belford
Where development was preferable:
Transport – including cycling and walking
Photo courtesy of Ruth Stanton
Improved youth provision
Playpark fundraiser - photograph courtesy of Tracy Bell
Photo courtesy of Steve Newman, Belford
Remember, this is Belford's opportunity to have a real say on what development goes where and what it looks like! What do you think should be included on the Belford Neighbourhood Plan? Read more about it here and then please contact the Steering Group to tell them about any suggestions you have!