CVNP OPTIONS DOCUMENT:

We are please to be able to release for public consultation our Options Document. We have formed this based on the information we have gathered from local residents and businesses.

WHAT IS THE OPTIONS DOCUMENT?

This is an initial draft of what the steering group feel would be appropriate for inclusion in the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan, based on all the evidence gathered to date. However, you will see from the full document that there are alternatives proposed. We would like you to read these and to indicate to the steering group if you feel our preferred options (always in bold) are correct, if not, then please indicate to us how you would like them to be different. This really is your plan, so please do let us know your views so that the steering group can ensure we get it right!

We are delivering an abridged version of this to every household in the plan area. However you can download the full document from this website here:

Click here to download the CVNP Full Options Document – Summer 2015

There will also be full copies to view at various locations in the 7 Parishes* and at our drop-in events.

If you would like to find out even more, please come to any of our drop-in sessions to discuss the policies and your views.

 WE WOULD LIKE FEEDBACK BY 10th SEPTEMBER 2015.

Please note – consultation on the Options Document is now closed.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

WE ARE HOLDING THREE FULL PUBLIC CONSULTATION SESSIONS, FEEL FREE TO COME TO ANY ONE OF THEM

 Saturday 25th July  at East Harptree Theatre 10am to1pm 
Wednesday 12th August at Chew Valley School 6pm to 9pm
Friday 4th September at Ubley Village Hall 7pm to 10pm

You can discuss any of the ideas in the Options Document with us at these, we will have extra information on display and there will be light refreshments.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE A STALL AT:

Chew Stoke Harvest Home on Saturday 5th September

* We will endeavour to ensure that full copies are in various locations, with feedback forms, over the summer consultation period. We hope to include:

  • Chew Magna: Millennium Hall, Moondance, Bear and Swan
  • Chew Stoke: Drs Surgery, Stoke Inn, Village Shop
  • Compton Martin: Ring o’ Bells, Church
  • East Harptree: Village Shop, Church
  • Hinton Blewett: TBC
  • Ubley: Church, Village Hall
  • West Harptree: Drs Surgery, Village Shop

WHAT NEXT?

In September the steering group for Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan will look at all the feedback from this consultation to determine which of the options in this leaflet you wish us to take forward, these will then formally become our “draft” policies. We will publish these together with our aspirations as our Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan and again we will invite you to view and comment on the draft. When we feel the document is finally ready it will be submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council for checking and they will submit it for external examination. If it passes examination it will come to you for adoption via a public referendum.

When finalised and adopted the policies within the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan will be legally binding as “material consideration” for all future planning applications in our 7 Parishes. They will be used in addition to existing planning controls in the National Planning Policy Framework and in the Bath & North East Somerset Council “Local Plan(1)”.

 

(1)The Local Plan comprises of 2 main documents: the Core Strategy (this sets out priorities for new homes and jobs across the whole of Bath & North East Somerset) and the Placemaking Plan (which looks at sites and details).