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Community and Neighbourhood Planning

This page gives details about the Neighbourhood Planning process. It also provides information about Village Design Statements and Parish Plans.

Village Design Statements

"Village Design Statements" are a form of local planning guidance that the Countryside Agency (formerly Countryside Commission) has been actively encouraging for a number of years.

Neighbourhood Planning

The Localism Act 2011 gives new powers to local communities to shape development in their area.

Parish Plans

Parish plans provide the opportunity for communities to come together to set out their vision for their community; their aspirations and aims.

Consultation - Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2018

A draft has now been completed and as part of this process, a six week period of public consultation on the document closed on Monday 17th December 2018.