The Stanton Drew Parish Neighbourhood Plan, shaping our future community.
On this website you can view information on why we are working on a Neighbourhood Plan. Where we are in the process and…….HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
Following the Referendum held on Thursday 06-May-2021 BANES have announced that the Neighourhood Plan has been accepted by a majority of voters in the Parish. Goto Latest news for details
We now have a Final Plan.
Click here to view the Plan The ability to make comment has now expired
Thank you for your patience and continued very important support for the Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan.
As of November 2018, the Plan and supporting documents have been supplied to BANES to enable them to initiate the next phase comprising consultation, independent examination and ultimately the referendum.
As of August 2020 The independant Examiners Report is now available Click here to view
You can see comments made on the Options Document feedback forms here. This file will be updated with latest info as it becomes available.
Creation of a Neighbourhood plan must follow the Government defined Process.
In addition, all members of the “Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group” and any supporting Groups must conform to a written Constitution.
Consultation with our community is a big part of the Neighbourhood Plan so as the Plan develops meetings will be arranged, so that all residents have an opportunity to comment through the process.
We have listened!
Thank you to everyone who took part in last year’s consultations and recent questionnaire. We had a 30% return on the questionnaire which is a high rating, so thank you!
The team has now completed working on the Options document and it was presented to you for your comments during July – August of 2017.
If you or members of your family who didn’t complete the questionnaire but still want to have your say, please come to see us at the Community Café in the Church on the second Saturday of each month.
What do you love about the Parish ?
What do you want to protect in the Parish ?
What would you like to see improved in the Parish ?
If you wish to make suggestions or comments on any of the above please do so at the Community Cafe` or via the Red contact button to the right of this screen.
Please Note that we have been advised by BANES representative that the Examination of the Plan and the Referendum is likely to move into 2019 due to workload. Subsequently as stated above the plan examination is complete. However BANES have indicated that the referendum is unlikely to be held until 2021. BANES have now announced that a referendum will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021.
Please revisit this website regularly to see what progress has been made, details of public meetings or how you can speak to members of the Team.
Visit our Events diary to find out where and when Committee Members will be present.
What is the Background?
Stanton Drew Parish Council have decided to develop a Neighbourhood Plan which will provide a legal basis for residents to determine the future for our local environment and community during the next 15 years: where we want to develop and where we don’t, our facilities, infrastructure, services and how we encourage and support our farmers and local businesses to create a stronger more resilient community for our long-term future.
All Neighbourhood Plans must be aligned to the National Planning Policy Framework and the Bath & North East Somerset Core Strategy which sets out planning policies for developing and managing the area until 2029.
Click this link For an overview of the Planning Categorization of Stanton Drew.
Why have a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood Plans have been introduced by the Government as part of the Localism agenda which is seeking to encourage local people to determine more of their future environment and to set out their Plan for the next 15 years. We will be able to determine the future of our area.
For more information on What is a Neighbourhood Plan please visit our What is a Neighbourhood Plan page.
How you can get involved
We have a small team of dedicated volunteers working on this project. Please visit The Team page to see who is working on the project.
Four working groups have been set up to consider the key areas integral to this plan and these are:
Visit our Working Groups page to find out more.
Any member of the community is very welcome to provide input to any of these working groups and help develop ideas about the community’s future. If you have any time or skills that you feel you would like to offer please do let the Parish Council know, we would love to hear from you!! Please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the right hand side of the screen.
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