your say on Burnham and Highbridge Neighbourhood Plan
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have a final chance to give their
views on a new Neighbourhood Plan that outlines how the two towns
could develop over the coming years.
draft document has been published
here and covers Burnham-On-Sea's town centre, Highbridge and
the parish of Burnham Without.
six-week consultation period is underway and the deadline for feedback
is 5pm this Monday, May 15th.
purpose of the Plan is to guide and shape development in the two
towns in the future," organiser Cllr Phil Harvey, pictured,
plan addresses several points - for Burnham, these include retaining
the viability of our town in the face of retail pressures, retaining
the town's Victorian character, and ensuring it is suitable to visitors."
Highbridge, the Plan considers how to halt the perceived decline
of the town centre which some see as 'past its best and struggling'.
Many residents are concerned that things have been 'done' to the
town, rather than with the involvement of residents."
document is also a long-term plan that includes a review of local
green spaces and future housing needs.
Harvey added: "This version of the Burnham and Highbridge Neighbourhood
Plan is for public consultation prior to submission to Sedgemoor
District Council. Representations made on this document will feed
into the Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan for submission
to Sedgemoor District Council prior to examination and referendum."