27 October 2015
neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood Plan Public consultation

Saturday 31 October 10am – 12 noon

In the Market House  - Castle Cary

A group of volunteers [including representatives from both councils] is working on a Neighbourhood Plan for the parishes of Ansford & Cary

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. 

Not only does the Neighbourhood Planning 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 Neighbourhood Plan 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 they 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.

This is an opportunity to consider how well the residents of ANSFORD are served by this plan 

for example -

Do all the subject areas represent the requirements and considerations of Ansford residents ?

Will there be a further consultation opportunity within Ansford?

Are the needs/views    of/for  Ansford actually mentioned or are they just assumed to be included within the general view stated?

This could be a very important chance for Ansford residents to ensure that Ansford retains its uniqueness and individual identity,

& is not lost or silent within the neighbourhood plan 

The Neighbourhood Planning Group need your input.

At this drop-in session they will be presenting the main points of the 7 subject areas they have been looking at:



The Town Centre

Schools, social and community infrastructure

Transport infrastructure & accessibility

Green Infrastructure & open spaces

The Historic Environment.


Coffee will be being served in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal.



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