THE BRAMSHOTT and Liphook Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) steering group’s interim chairman has stepped down.

Following a successful series of community engagement events, Cllr Emma Winfield has decided to stand down as interim chairman of the group.

During Cllr Winfield’s time as chairman of the NDP steering group a two-day design forum was held to engage with the community, and this was followed by a workshop on a third day.

Cllr Winfield said: “I have really enjoyed chairing the NDP and the fantastic group of passionate, hard-working volunteers from the community that make up the steering group.

“It has been fantastic to chat to local residents and businesses about what they would like the future of the neighbourhood area to look like. I feel that I have achieved what I set out to do and now is the right time to hand the chairmanship back to the community for the next phase of the project.”

Bramshott and Liphook Parish Council chairman Cllr Jane Ives said: “Emma came to me some months ago offering to lead the steering group through the first phase of the NDP which she has done with great drive and enthusiasm and I would like to thank her for so successfully raising the profile of the NDP throughout our community.

“Emma is remaining on the steering group at the present time in order to ensure a smooth transition to a new chair whom the parish council will be appointing in due course.

“The work of the steering group continues apace with meeting dates recently published for the first six months of 2018.”

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