Last year many parishioners attended an extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council to give their views on the future of the village. One suggestion made by parishioners then was for the Parish to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan.
Discussions were held with South Cambridgeshire District Council representatives about the possibility of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. Our community in Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth was then consulted about the possibility. Response was initially slow but by July 2017 there were 126 people supporting the proposal and the Parish Council agreed to proceed with the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan.
ONCE AGAIN WE NEED YOUR VIEWS - PLEASE RAISE YOUR VOICE. The first step is to ask the District Council to designate the Neighbourhood Plan area. Parishes can join together to have a joint Neighbourhood Plan. Alternatively Neighbourhood Plans can cover only part of a Parish. The proposed area for our Neighbourhood Plan to cover is the whole parish of Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth - nothing more and nothing less. Is this the right area for the Plan to cover? And if not, why not?