The Parish Council has submitted its response to the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and Transport Study consultations. You can download a copy here.
The two Parish Councils of Pill/ Easton-in-Gordano and Abbots Leigh would like to join forces to prepare one joint Neighbourhood Development Plan for both parishes. A Neighbourhood Development Plan can help to shape the parishes over the next decade and decide about things like where any houses could go, protect local facilities, spaces and places, and help to guide planning applications within the parishes. Exactly what the plan could contain can be decided later.
Local residents, businesses and others with an interest in the plan, have been given the chance to have a say in the area which is to be covered by the plan. The Parish Councils think there are advantages in preparing a joint plan because although the parishes are very different they have a number of important planning and development issues in common. The Parish Councils have had to make an application to North Somerset Council in order to set the neighbourhood area which will be covered by the plan. See the full application and the area to be covered here.
If you have any questions about, or would like to get involved in the preparation of the plan you can email the Parish Clerk.
Former Parish Plan
The incoming Parish Council, elected in 2003, decided to put together a strategic plan for the whole village. The Parish Council applied for and was given financial support from the Countryside Agency and the first tranche of the grant was received in April 2004. Following a plenary village meeting in May that year, a steering committee of ten volunteers was formed, representing various interests and areas of the parish. This group worked together to drive the process forward and the end result was the Parish Plan.
This was a strategic document for the entire community. It outlined the issues and priorities that the residents of the parish wanted addressed. It was a five year plan reviewed every year. It aimed to cover all aspects of living in the parish with a view to improving the quality of life for everybody. A final report on the delivery of the plan to was produced in 2013.