Neighbourhood Plan 2018

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Last year questionnaires were delivered to every household in Batheaston and the responses were received back in March. We asked every household in Batheaston to express their views on what is important to them with regards to planning issues, preservatio

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning is a way for communities to decide the future of development in the places where they live and work.  The government has introduced the community right to do neighbourhood planning through the Localism Act (2011).  It gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.

Local communities can choose to; -
set planning policies through a Neighbourhood Plan that is used in determining planning applications​,
or grant planning permission through Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders for specific development which complies with the order. (Ministry of Housing 2014).

What are the Next Steps?

Using the analysis of the returned questionnaires, the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group will develop the plan and orders. When complete, it will be sent to B&NES who will conduct a referendum on our behalf in the village. On completion, the plan is then submitted to government inspectors for ratification. We are aiming to have the Neighbourhood Plan ready for referendum by May 2019.

Thank you very much for your time and contribution to this important process for our village! 

If you want to ask questions or give further comment, please contact the parish clerk, Sarah Orme or the working group co-ordinator, Cllr. Emily Wright.

Batheaston Neighbourhood Plan - Survey Results

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Batheaston Landscape Character Assessment

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