A Joint Plan for Pill/Easton-in-Gordano & Abbots Leigh

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been completed and submitted to North Somerset Council (NSC). You can download the Plan here, and the Consultation Statement here.

NSC will formally receive the Plan and agree that it proceed to another consultation, this time organised by NSC. Thereafter it should go to the external Examiner probably in early March. Thanks to all of those who have helped in various ways.

In the meantime the North Somerset Local Plan 2038 has set out a Challenges and Choices document. There are four options for the growth which Government has imposed for this area which range from no change to 2000 new houses. The Neighbourhood Plan provides some defense against these proposals and your Parish Council will be making a robust response to the NSC consultation.

The vision isĀ to create and maintain a distinctive, stable and sustainable neighbourhood which meets local needs and promotes strong communities. The Plan covers the area from Beggar Bush Lane at Leigh Woods down through Abbots Leigh, Ham Green and Pill to Easton-In-Gordano and to the Severn Estuary. Royal Portbury Dock is within the Plan area but has its own planning and development rules.

Further information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website.