A vision for the future of Buckskin, created by local residents, has been finalised.
Working closely with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, the Buckskin Ward Community Plan identifies what challenges the community would like to see addressed and looks at how positive changes can be made to improve the area.
The plan has been created after extensive engagement with residents and consultation with stakeholders.
The 4B Community Planning Group was established in January 2015, with an initial survey sent to all householders a year later.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety Simon Bound said: “We want to support and empower communities across the borough to identify what changes they want to see, and to work with them to help bring about these changes.
“It’s clear that residents who live in Buckskin love the area, and this plan highlights the positive feedback about access to green spaces, great local shops and the feeling of living in a friendly and supportive community.
“This community plan is a result of everyone – residents, the ward councillors Cllr Tony Jones and Cllr Nigel Pierce and council officers – working together for the benefit of Buckskin.
“The plan also highlights changes that residents would like to see, and we will work with the 4B Community Planning Group to try and make this vision a reality.”
The plan will be updated as actions are completed and when residents’ needs and aspirations develop, making it a living plan for the area. For more information, visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/communityplans.