LETTER: Worthwhile document

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I write in response to Mr Bacon’s letter dated 13th October 2016.

The Town Council would like to state that the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan, which the has taken four years of time consuming work, is a much needed and worthwhile document.

The Town Council has had to take some tough decisions on the location of Housing, driven in no small part by Central Government, with policies that aim to control unwanted development, protect green spaces such as Clair Park, Beech Hurst, Victoria Park, Muster Green, protect existing playing fields, protect the Dolphin and Clair Hall and to provide new Community Infrastructure including allotments, a cemetery, a country park and has made forward thinking decisions regarding the provision of a new school.

These positives for the Town are supported by technical policies, which there are too many to mention in this response. The Town Council therefore would urge the residents of Haywards Heath to read the Neighbourhood Plan, which also sets out policies effecting employment, parking, the visual impact of the Town, Town Centre vibrancy and the aim of collect monies to address the much needed infrastructure deficit referred in the letter.

The Neighbourhood Plan has passed inspection, been signed off by Mid Sussex District Council and will go to public referendum on the 1st December 2016. Providing the plan succeeds at referendum, going forward it will form part of the local Planning Framework so the Town Council asks that Haywards Heath residents get out and Vote a resounding “YES” to supporting the Neighbourhood Plan because it holds the future of Haywards Heath and without it the Townsfolk lose all control of the town’s destiny.

Cllr Michael Pulfer

Leader of Haywards Heath Town Council

Boltro Road, Haywards Heath

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