Cliffsend Parish Council

Clerk/RFO - Ashley Stacey, 3 Rossetti Road, Birchington, Kent. CT7 9ER

01843 848473, email: ashleyjstacey@gmail.com

Cliffsend Parish Council, as a relevant body for the purposes of section 61G of the 1990 Act, hereby apply to carry out a Neighbourhood Plan for the village of Cliffsend, Near Ramsgate, Kent.

Cllr. Mrs V. Hovenden attended a training day on 25th July, 2012.

An initial Neighbourhood Plan Public meeting, for residents of Cliffsend, was held in Cliffsend Village Hall at 7.30 on Thursday 28th February, 2013. Explanation of the nature of a Neighbourhood Plan given by Cllr. V. Hovenden, Chairman of the meeting, followed by questions and discussions, and then the opportunity for attendees to place 'post its' on 'talking walls' to show the areas of the village and the nature of interest that they felt should be included in the Neighbourhood Plan.

In particular, Roads, Transport, Utilities, Housing, Public Open Spaces, Medical Provision and Children's' Activities were shown as areas of concern.

We have a sub-committee of five tasked with leading this work, and will be looking to engage with residents of Cliffsend and experts in various fields, to carry out this Plan.

This document is a description of the Cliffsend area. It describes the obvious boundaries of the area which we wish to include in our Neighbourhood Plan, and in which residents feel part of a village community.

The Country Park has been excluded from our Plan area as it is fully managed by The Kent Wildlife Trust.