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Have your say on the Thorne & Moorends Community Investment Masterplan

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The Community Investment Masterplan is a plan that will identify a series of potential community investment projects for Thorne & Moorends. The Masterplan will develop upon the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Thorne & Moorends and the projects could help to deliver the Neighbourhood Plan’s aims. The draft plan contains project ideas to improve the environment, community well-being and pride in the local area.

Whilst there is currently no identified funding to deliver the masterplan, it is hoped that when finalised the plan can be used to attract funding and investment for the projects to be delivered sometime in the future.

Why a Community Investment Masterplan?

Thorne & Moorends is a key settlement for the Borough in the adopted Local Plan. It is therefore a place that we want to attract investment so that it can continue to support the local community. The Masterplan will form the basis for future funding bids and investment in the area’s centre, streets, spaces and public areas.

Where does the masterplan cover?

The Masterplan covers all of the Parish area, but the focus is on the settlements of Thorne & Moorends and their centres.

Your role

Today we would like your feedback on the emerging Community Investment Masterplan. Specifically we want to understand what you feel are the key issues and opportunities that need to be responded to, and what you feel are the key projects that should be included in the Masterplan.

Physical display

A physical display of the project ideas will be available for the community to view at Thorne Library (Vermuyden Centre, Field Side) from 6th December 2021 to January 7th 2022 (except 10th-13th and 20th December and bank holidays).

Staff will be available to discuss the ideas at the exhibitions at Thorne Library (Vermuyden Centre, Field Side) on Tuesday 7th December (1:30pm to 6pm) and Wednesday 8th December (9am to 2pm).

Staff will also be available to discuss the ideas at the exhibitions at Moorends Miners Welfare and Community Development Centre (West Road) on Friday 10th December. Staff will be available 10am-6pm.

Diagram showing the relationship of the Neighbourhood development Plan to the Community Investment Masterplan

How is the Community Investment Masterplan prepared?

Local expertise

Engagement with the Town Council, ward councillors and council officers to understand the priorities for Thorne & Moorends.

Place analysis

Analysing green & natural spaces, heritage, transport & movement, community facilities and Thorne & Moorends centres.

Project identification & prioritisation

Drafting projects, which support the Neighbourhood Plan and deliver on local priorities, to test with you.

Possible projects and project examples

What does the community think?

Response & finalisation

Determining the future investment for each town.

What would you like to do?

Email us for more information, or to comment via email

If you have any questions or queries about this project, or would like to comment via email, please email