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Congresbury Neighbourhood Plan
The consultation period has now been completed for the Neighbourhood Development Plan. The next stage is a report to the North Somerset Council Executive Committee. The report will be presented on 19th March 2019 and the recommendations are as follows;
'It is resolved that the Congresbury Neighbourhood Development Plan meets the criteria necessary under Schedule 4B of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act (as amended) and can proceed to examination. That North Somerset Council’s comments on the submitted Congresbury Neighbourhood Plan as set out in Appendix 1 are submitted to the Neighbourhood Plan examiner, along with comments received through the Regulation 16 consultation (a schedule of which are set out in Appendix 2).'
The Plan will then be sent to the examiner which means the plan is a step closer to referendum. Many thanks to those who submitted comments.
North Somerset Council are consulting on the Congresbury Neighbourhood Development Plan for 6 weeks from 14 January – 25 February 2019 in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulation (General) 2012. Following this consultation we intend to submit the plan for independent examination. This is the last chance to comment on the plan before it is put forward for examination.
Congresbury Parish Council, with help from the local community, have prepared the Neighbourhood Development Plan. This will help to shape the parish in forthcoming years and will be used to help make decisions on planning applications within the parish. The plan proposes allocating land for housing and employment, aims to protect local green spaces, valued countryside and community facilities, proposes improvements to cycle routes and highways and aims to protect and enhance the historic environment.
The neighbourhood plan area covers the whole of Congresbury Parish. Consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan took place between 30 July and 17 September 2018. Following this consultation further amendments were made to the plan and the Congresbury Neighbourhood Development Plan was formally submitted to the Council on 17 December 2018.
The best way to comment on the plan is online, alternatively you can email your comments to email@example.com or write to Planning Policy Team, Post Point 15, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.
Hard copies of the document are available to view at Congresbury Library on Station Road, Congresbury during normal opening hours (Monday 2-5pm; Wednesday 10am-1pm); Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm) or at the Town Hall reception in Weston-Super-Mare during normal office hours.