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Stockbridge Parish Council

Planning

18th July 2018

McCarthy & Stone, who are specialists in retirement living and are proposing a re-development of the Old Police Station and Copperknobs off the High Street in Stockbridge  held an Information Event  in Stockbridge Town Hall on 17th July. Some of their staff and representatives of their advisory team were on hand to answer questions that attendees might have had.

For those residents and other interested parties, who were unable to attend or for those who want a reminder  of what information/detailing was on display, please use the following link:

https://mccarthyandstoneconsultation.co.uk/stockbridge/wp-content/uploads/sites/220/Stockbridge-Information-Event-Display-Boards.pdf

Stockbridge Parish Council  reiterates that as at July 2018, it is only proposing to  undertake a consultation with the community and other interested parties as to whether it should  enter into discussions with the developers - nothing more or less. Central to the Parish Council's consultation will be an information sheet and questionnaire. These will be prepared and distributed to all households and other key locations in Stockbridge over the next few weeks. Once the Parish Council  has analysed the  completed questionnaires, it will, and only then make a decision as to what to do next.

Although there have been many calls for the Parish Council to urgently convene a public meeting, the Parish Council's initial view is  that a well structured questionnaire and information sheet,  which residents and others can study at their leisure might be just as effective, if not more effective than a public meeting. The Parish Council  has an open mind on what  means of consultation it could and will adopt.

 

3rd July 2018

The Parish Council is seeking the views of all residents and interested parties in respect of a potential redevelopment of the Old Police Station and Copperknobs off the High Street in Stockbridge.

The Parish Council has published a Statement of Intention in respect of the potential redevelopment. The Statement can be read in full  by using the link below. The Statement gives further details about what the Parish Council is intending to do by way of a response to the potential redevelopment. At this stage the Parish Council is intending to do nothing more than consult with residents and other interested parties as to whether the Parish Council should enter into discussions with the developers.

The Parish Council considers that a questionnaire distributed to all households and businesses in Stockbridge plus being made available on the Parish Council’s web site and other public places is the best way to obtain the views of as many residents and interested parties as possible. 

The Parish Council is proposing to compile a Facts Sheet of information received so that the residents and interested parties can make an informed response that is based on facts not rumours or hearsay. Responses can be made via the Parish Council questionnaire in a hard copy or electronic format over a period of time allowing for careful reflection in one’s own time and choosing. Some residents or interested parties might not want to respond at a public meeting or be available to attend. Although there are calls for the Parish Council to convene a public meeting before the initial developer drop in session on Tuesday 17th July, the Parish Council  considers that such a public meeting would be premature  prior to the 17th as  residents and others  have not had an opportunity to ask questions directly of the developers or because some detailing might have changed from the initial presentation.  

Please take time to read the Parish Council's Statement of Intent and e-mail any further requests for information that you might have in respect of the potential redevelopment to stockbridgeparishcouncil@gmail.com. The Parish Council will endeavour to get further information and responses.