The webteam have been contacted by Strutt & Parker, the agents for the proposed housing development on land off Abbots Way, asking us to advertise a further community consultation event. This to be held on:
Tuesday 14th May 2013 t the Lyon Hall, between 6.00 and 8.00pm.
The poster (available here) states:
We want local people to have a voice in reshaping the design proposals for the site and therefore invite residents to join us for an interactive event to explore different ideas.
No further details were originally provided (see below for an update). However, the Parish Council are under the impression that there will be no plans/drawings available on the evening, but the intention is to highlight the constraints of the site. These include the fact that the opening has to be off Station Road and that there are drainage problems on part of the site. They have also been told that there will be a series of interactive workshops during the evening to ascertain how the general public would like the development to look. Exactly how these will be conducted has not been explained at present.
Update: On Monday, 29th April we were provided with the following outline of the evening:
The aim of the event is to stimulate positive design ideas and gain a deeper understanding of issues. We were thinking the best way to do this is as people come into the event they are placed into small groups where a team member will talk them through the site including its constraints, then moving onto an informal brainstorming of design ideas and potential concerns.
Contact details for Strutt & Parker are: Tel. 01244-354888 email website
If you have views on this matter please make every effort to be present on the evening.