Ollerton and Boughton Neighbourhood Study
Residents’ views are being sought as part of a study being commissioned by Newark and Sherwood District Council.
The council has appointed the Planning for Real Unit, part of Accord Housing Association, to undertake community engagement to examine local needs on the Hallam Road and Retford Road estatesand to see how these could be met, as part of the Ollerton and Boughton Neighbourhood Study.
The council has also appointed Urbed to create a masterplan to help ensure that future development respond to these needs.
Karen White, Director – Safety at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We are delighted to be delivering this study. This is a great opportunity to engage with residents and work with them to plan for the future. We want to hear from as many residents as we can so do please come out and speak to the team.”
A simple 3D model of the Retford Road and Hallam Road estates and the land between them in Boughton has been created, onto which local residents will be able to place their ideas. This will be taken out into the community over two weeks in August to provide local residents with the opportunity to put their views forward.
Margaret Wilkinson, Head of the Planning for Real Unit, said: “We are keen to hear the views of as many residents as possible and hope that through our methods, which are not formal meetings, we can do that.”
Leaflets and posters have been distributed around the estates giving details of when and where the 3D model will be.
This is the third Neighbourhood Study delivered by the council following on from successful studies in Bridge Ward and Hawtonville, Newark. These have helped deliver ambitious and practical programmes for positive change in their neighbourhoods.
For further information please email Margaret Wilson or telephone 0121 568 3948. For further information on Neighbourhood Studies please visit the council's Neighbourhood Studies web page.