Since the news we published in the March magazine about the Council’s decision effectively to scrap JLTP 4 North Somerset Council have announced plans to issue a new Local Plan which will cover housing, business investment, transport and infrastructure until 2038. They anticipate it will take three years to produce but there will be various stages of consultation during the preparation in which we will be involved. You can register a wish to be involved in the consultation individually by going to https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/planning-building-control/planningpolicy/local-plan/new-local-plan/about-the-local-plan/ or just let us know your views so that we can take them on board. The initial stage closed in April and the next ‘consultation’ stage is expected to be in June/July. We are already in touch with the appropriate Council officer to see how we can best be further involved in the whole consultation process. There will be a strategic approach to the preparation of the Local Plan and our focus will be on looking at the best way, in the interest of the Village, to create necessary links between the areas of development and transport hubs.
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