Coach park and spectator swimming pool: Ideas showcased to shape Dunmow and boost tourism over next 20 years

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
11:18 AM

Boosting tourism by introducing a coach park is just one of the ideas in Great Dunmow’s Neighbourhood Plan – which will be opened for public consultation tomorrow (Wednesday),

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This vision for the town has set out a number of expectations and demands for developments over the next 20 years.

The ideas have been shaped around four different policies, which are to identify, protect and enhance, to shape development, to identify opportunities that have been missed in the past and innovation.

From this Daniel Bacon, administrative office to the Great Dunmow Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, has drawn up, with the help from other members of the group and information fed back though public consultations, a list of key requirements for when Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee consider.

For example, if a swimming pool was to be built in the town again, it would have to include seats for spectators.

District and town councillor John Davey, who sits on the steering group, said: “This draws a line in the sand as to how Dunmow is developing rather than being at the mercy of outside influences. If the town has a plan, the district council can support it.

“We could either bury our heads in the sand or we can try and do what we can to establish markers. Even with everything that’s been going on, we are still doing some successful work for the future.”

Cllr Davey is encouraging people to feedback their feelings over the document. He added: “I think it is important that we get as many comments as possible.”

The consultation will last eight weeks and copies of the plan will be available from the town council offices, on Stortford Road, or it can be downloaded at dunmowneighbourhoodplan.org.uk.

There will be an exhibition on Saturday, September 13, at Foakes Hall, showcasing the document and inviting feedback, and a timetable of other events. Once it is accepted by an inspector it will then sit alongside Uttlesford’s emerging Local Plan.

Mr Bacon, who worked on the plan for a year and a half, said: “The town council is using this to ensure this reality which Dunmow is facing, is carried out in the best possible way.”

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