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Crosthwaite Community News report August 9th 2018
Further plans for the Neighbourhood planning meeting , scheduled for Wednesday September 5th at 7.30pm in the Argles Memorial Hall, Crosthwaite, were outlined at the Parish Council Meeting which took place on August 2nd.
An invitation was extended to all residents of Crosthwaite and Lyth, and those with interests in the Parish through work or business. The September 5th meeting will aim to progress the development of a Neighbourhood Plan. A Neighbourhood Plan will help steer further development of the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth , in the interests of those who live and work here.
The purpose of the meeting is to understand the process of making a Neighbourhood Plan and to facilitate this Paula Allen, strategic planner from the Lake District National Park Authority, will be there and it is hoped she will be joined by representatives from other local areas who have recent experience of neighbourhood planning.
The Parish Council wish to encourage as many people as possible to attend the meeting and register the things that concern or enthuse them, which better planning might address. It is hoped that residents will feel comfortable in expressing these at this early stage of the process.
The plan is likely to encompass the whole of the large rural parish so it is important that all sectors of the community have a voice. The parish extends from Foulshaw in south, through the How and the Row, Bowland Bridge, Starnthwaite and the village of Crosthwaite.The Parish Council are keen to involve those from farming and rural settlements and to ensure that the widest range of interests are represented from the start.
There will also be the opportunity for people who feel they have the relevant skills and time to volunteer to help with the detailed formulation of the plan.