CHADDESLEY Corbett Parish Council held a consultation to share the proposals for their neighbourhood plan with residents.

Residents were called to the meeting, held at the new Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School, by Kidderminster’s town crier Jim Pearson.

The informal drop-in session gave residents an idea of the work the parish council has already done on the plan and asked them for comments.

The Localism Act gave parish councils the chance to determine what type of future development they would like to see in their area for the next 15 years.

Chaddesley Corbett was one of the first local authorities to be awarded a Front Runner Grant to help put together their plan.

Their draft plan covers issues such as what type of new housing should be built, what it should look like and where it should be built.

The council has identified the old primary school as a possibility for immediate development.

Future uses could include a mixed housing development, green open space, an extension to the existing burial ground or a small car park.

Parish council chairman Will Mack said: “Tourism and business development would be encouraged and open spaces would be better defined and improved.

“High on the list of aspirations is improving facilities for children and young people and also extending the range of activities at the sports ground.

“Parking and traffic issues are also addressed in the plan, as a lack of off-street parking often leads to congestion in the village There are also plans to better define the settlements in order to improve driver behaviour and reduce speeding.”

The plan will be ready for public consultation by November and a referendum will be held next summer.