Neighbourhood Plan Public consultation Saturday 31 October 10 am – 12 noon In the Market House – Castle Cary
As most of you will know, a group of volunteers is working with the Town Council on a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) for the parishes of Cary and Ansford – this is a joint project.
This document, when approved by an appointed examiner will describe planning policy for our immediate area – as agreed with local residents. It can then be used as a means of influencing planning applications such as those by developers from outside our area who just want to make money by building on good local farmland.
Not only does the NP group need to prove that residents have been consulted – towards the end of the process there also has to be a referendum – in which residents vote to adopt (or not to adopt) the Neighbourhood Plan.
So far the NP group has consulted local trades’ people and businesses and the outcome of this meeting was that it was felt the emerging plan needed more emphasis on Tourism. This is now included.
Now we are inviting all residents to see where the plan has got to and for you to point out omissions, what you like and what you don’t like.
We need your input.
At this drop-in session we will be presenting the main points of the 7 subject areas we have been looking at.
The Town Centre
Schools, social and community infrastructure
Transport infrastructure & accessibility
Green Infrastructure & open spaces
The Historic Environment.
Please support our hard-working team by coming along and giving your views. This is really important for our town’s future.
Coffee will be being served in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal.