Belford Neighbourhood Plan

Core strategy meeting and response to Belford Neighbourhood Plan display

November 2015
NCC invited the Steering Group to host a display for the Belford Neighbourhood Plan. The Core strategy meeting was well attended, not all attendees were locals.
Residents comments on the Belford Neighbourhood Plan:

  • They were appreciative that a plan was going ahead
  • There were no negative comments about the plan so far...
  • There was positive feedback
  • They confirmed that the facilities that were available were good – shops, medical facilities, churches, schools, Bell View
  • They do not want to lose any of these services – there were concerns about current risks to schools
  • It will be necessary to get the balance right in order to make Belford sustainable
  • A plan will focus on Belford’s needs – these are not necessarily the same as those across the county.
  • A neighbourhood plan will highlight hidden needs in the community and address them
  • There was interest in the proposed station platform
  • Newcomers are made to feel welcome
  • There is a good community spirit