Steering Group Appointed

Posted October 18, 2018

A Steering Group has been appointed to manage and lead on the Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan.

The Steering Group comprises of six Town Councillors and six members of the public, and is the body responsible for the delivery of the Neighbourhood Plan.

It is anticipated that it will meet at Chippenham Town Hall for the first time in early November, after which it will hold monthly meetings. The diverse profile of the Group and the range of skills that it can bring to the table will be useful in both decision making and reaching out to the local community.

The Steering Group comprises of:

Chairman: Cllr. Nick Murry

Town Councillor Members:
Cllr. Clare Cape
Cllr. Michael Merry
Cllr. Chris Ruck
Cllr. John Scragg (Vice Chair)
Cllr. Sandie Webb

Members of the Public:
Liz Field
Barry Grimes
Ross Henning
Jack Konynenburg
Steve Perry
Sophie Thomas

The Steering Group is principally being supported by the Town Council’s Planning Officer – Andy Conroy; and their appointed Planning Consultant – Dr. Andrea Pellegram.

Chairman, Cllr Nick Murry commented:

“Developing a Neighbourhood Plan will give the people of Chippenham an opportunity to help shape and influence the future development of the Town, at a time when there’s much change on the horizon.

The level of interest and enthusiasm to get involved from within our community has been inspiring, and following a careful selection process, we now have an excellent combination of expertise and experience in our newly formed Steering Group.

I am looking forward to working with the Steering Group and the forthcoming Topic Groups (yet to be recruited) in pressing ahead with this important task.”