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We should have control of how Congresbury grows sustainable ensuring this is supported with community buildings, open spaces, correct infrastructure, free flowing highways  and a rich and diverse environment.

To give people more control over the development of their local area the Localism Act 2011 introduced new powers for people to make neighbourhood plans. Neighbourhood planning legislation came into force in April 2012.

Decisions related to neighbourhood plan

  • At the April 2015 Parish Council meeting it was decided that the Parish Council will lead on development of a neighbourhood plan. A report outlining options and planning strategies considered with recommendations from the Strategic Planning Working Group is available here.

  • In July 2015, the Parish Council applied to North Somerset Council to designate its parish boundary and the area within it as a Neighbourhood Plan  Area. The consultation document is available here and a map of the parish is available here.The application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area for the parish of Congresbury was approved by North Somerset Council in September 2015. The designation of the neighbourhood area is a pre-requiste to producing a Neighbourhood Plan. The decision notice is available here

The Parish Council is leading the development of the neighbourhood plan but will need the support of the village to make it happen.