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Congresbury Neighbourhood Plan

Informal Community Consultation Period - 30 July to 17 September 2018

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. A Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the area, if successful at referendum. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local documents such as Parish Plans and Community Reports.

Congresbury Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have been working on a plan for several years which is now available for the informal community consultation stage. A robust programme of community engagement helps to make sure the plan is based on proper understanding of the local area and the needs, aspirations and views of local people.

How to have your say

Residents can access copies of the Plan via this website and there will also be a limited number of paper copies that will be available from the Parish Office and Congresbury Community Library.

The Plan will be on display in the St Andrew's Room, Old School Rooms and members of the Steering Group will be available to provide further detail and answer any questions on the following dates between 6.30 pm and 8pm;

 August 2nd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 30th

September 3rd, 6th, 12th and 13th  These are drop-in sessions, no booking is required.

This is your opportunity to discuss the proposed policies and give your views. Whether positive and in agreement with the policies or for suggested amendments and improvements. Your views count and are needed.

Following this consultation period the Plan will then be modified and amended and submitted to North Somerset Council who will then lead a formal consultation period and then subject to an independent examination. The final stage is a public referendum where it is necessary to gain a 50% 'yes' vote to  bring the Plan into action.