- Created: Thursday, 17 May 2018
RADSTOCK NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Do you want to have a say over where new homes, shops and offices are built? Do you want to have an input into the facilities and services on offer in Radstock?
Maybe you want to improve your high street? Or protect your favourite local spaces? Or ensure there is enough infrastructure to support new homes and residents?
Neighbourhood Planning could be right up your street.
What is a neighbourhood plan?
A neighbourhood plan is an important document with real legal force, it is:
• A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area, which are then used to decide whether to approve planning applications
• Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority
• A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.
Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.
The Town Council has expressed its interest in completing a Neighbourhood Plan for Radstock and is seeking the views of the community and interested residents to join a Steering Group.
How can you get involved?
The Town Council has arranged to include Neighbourhood Planning as part of the Annual Town Meeting - to provide information on Neighbourhood Planning, begin to identify the key issues in the town and recruit members to the Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group. It has also prepared an initial questionnaire to seek your views on Radstock, which can be downloaded below or contact the office for further information.
Please come along to the Trinity Methodist Church, Radstock to find out more:
Monday 21st May 2018 – from 7.15 pm
Refreshments will be available
If you are interested in finding out more please contact
Radstock Town Council are proud to support the Sugar Smart Campaign along with Bath & North East Somerset Council and Big Local
Haydon Allotments flourishing with produce
A visit to Haydon Allotments showed a flourish of flowers, fruit and vegetables for the In Bloom judge to see.
Midsomer Norton / Radstock Community Vehicle Trust Mini Bus
Have you seen the Community Mini Bus in your area?
This bus is for you! If you are a small group of people who have difficulty in getting to wherever you are meeting, or you are going on an outing, and need wheelchair access, or have difficulty in getting on buses, then the Community Mini Bus, could be just what you are looking for!
As part of it's commitement to becoming a Dementia Friendly Community Radstock Town Council is supporting a new singing for the brain group for people living with dementia and their carers. Singing for the brain is a programme developed by the Alzheimer's Society for people with memory problems. It promotes communication through singing which can help with speech, concentration, focus and motivation.
The Council is proud to support such a valuable activity and are keen to press ahead with other intiatives.