The Parish Council has previously advised that we should produce a Neighbourhood Plan as a result of the Government’s Localism Bill.

The purpose will be to define what development we would find acceptable in Bramham (the whole parish, not just the village), what areas and facilities we want to protect, along with the infrastructure needed to support any development.

By doing this we will have an opportunity to influence the outcome , rather than have decisions imposed upon us. Proposals in the Neighbourhood Plan will need to be supported by residents.

To kick off this activity residents were invited to the December 2012 Parish Council meeting, volunteers were asked for, and from this a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee has developed.

The Steering Group originally comprised of 3 Parish Councillors, Cllr Keith Innocent (Chair), Cllr Val Whitbread (Secretary), Cllr Martin Batt,  and 7 local residents, John Lynch, Neil Ferres, John Whitbread, Dean Burdall, Tom Bowes, John Tritschler and Stuart Moore..

We are pleased to have the support of Nick Lane-Fox of Bramham Park.

We are always looking out for more volunteers to join the team. In particular we would love to have people with certain skills or backgrounds that would help put the Plan together. 
We need experts in market research, marketing and graphic designers. Any other help when it comes to leaflet drops would also be very useful.

Please let us know if you can help.

The committee is responsible to the Parish Council, and also links to a wider Project Board that covers Boston Spa, Clifford, Thorp Arch, Walton, Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, as well as Bramham.

This is chaired by Cllr John Proctor and has a lot of input from the Localism officer for Leeds City Council. This gives our Parish Council more support in preparing the Plan, including some savings on costs and preparation of key documents