What should Farnham look like in the future?
10th September 2013
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Neighbourhood Planning is a new way for local communities to decide the future of the places where they live and work. For the first time, local people will have a major statutory say in helping to shape development in the Farnham area. 

If you want a chance to influence the long term future of Farnham read on.... 

Most of us want to protect Farnham's historic heritage and beautiful green surroundings and now the new Neighbourhood Plan has provided us with the chance to have an impact on the decisions that are made about its long-term future. 

The Neighbourhood Plan is an exciting new part of the planning process. Whilst the current planning system provides opportunities for communities to get involved in development issues, in practice it has often been difficult to have a meaningful say. The introduction of Neighbourhood Planning has put power back in to the hands of local residents, businesses, parish councils and civic leaders. 

Don't waste this opportunity – Have Your Say 

Where should new housing go and what should be built? Do you have opinions about green spaces, shopping, traffic, leisure facilities and education in Farnham and the surrounding villages? It is so important that as many people from the local community as possible contribute their views. 

If you missed the Neighbourhood Planning exhibition on display in the Council Offices or the library, don't panic, roadshows will be taking place to gain as many opinions as possible. 

Roadshow schedule:

Tuesday 17 September from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Indigo Cafe, Lower Bourne.
Thursday 19 September, Brightwells Gostrey Community Centre between 10am and 12pm
Saturday 21 September, Rowledge Village Hall between 10am and 12pm
Tuesday 24 September, Wrecclesham Community Centre between 10am and 12pm
Tuesday 24 September, St George's Church Hall, Badshot Lea between 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Wednesday 25 September, Sandy Hill Community Bungalow between 4pm and 7pm
Saturday 28 September at Hale Institute between 10am and 12pm
Tuesday 1 October, 40 Degreez between 4pm and 7pm

Click here for further dates and details  

Or have your say online

Planning is essential for supporting Farnham’s business community and economic growth, improving people's quality of life with new housing, leisure and cultural activities and protecting our natural environment and heritage. 

So will it happen with or without you?

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