Draft East Coker Plan published for consultation
After many months of preparation over a period of years that has involved surveys, local consultation events, discussions with local authorities and others, the Draft East Coker Neighbourhood Plan has been formally published for consultation. This will involve asking a wide range of local and national organisations for their comments on the plan as well as providing another opportunity for local people to express their views.
The Plan has been prepared by a local group on behalf the Parish Council and has taken account of views expressed by the local community through surveys, questionnaires and other consultation events over the past few years. The group has also engaged with the District and County Councils, as well as other agencies.
The Plan will complement the South Somerset Local Plan, providing more detail, and local polices and will be used to help make recommendations on future planning applications in the Parish. As well as the detailed local planning policies, the Plan includes the Proposals Map which shows:
• Some areas proposed as Local Greenspace
• The existing Conservation Areas in the historic core of North and East Coker, as well some important views and vistas which it considered should be retained.
• An indication of sites that currently have planning permission for housing. It is planned that the 8 week consultation period will end on Monday 20 March 2017, although this is subject to confirmation and notices will be placed around the Parish when the plan is published. All comments must be submitted by this end date. Copies of the Plan with Comments Forms will be ‘On Deposit’ in the East Coker Hall, the Helyar Arms, the Forester’s Arms, St Michael’s Church and the Village Cafe. Please note that these are not to be taken away, or other residents will be deprived of their right to read them. Parish, District and County Councillors have also been given copies.
Comments on the Plan should be written on the form attached and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posted to the
Clerk to East Coker Parish Council, 5 Long Furlong Lane, East Coker, BA22 9LQ.
East Coker Neighbourhood Plan OPEN DAY SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2017 Dampier Room, East Coker Hall, 10.00am – 12.00 noon