Led by Green Councillor Paul Sander-Jackson, a Neighbourhood Plan working group – made up of councillors and members of the public – met between July and September; producing a report, recommending Glastonbury proceeds with a Neighbourhood Plan and develops a Community Plan alongside.
Glastonbury Town Council accepted recommendations, 13th October 2015.
Through developing a Neighbourhood Plan, Glastonbury’s residents will be able to share their ideas on how the town is developed in the future, helping to shape planning strategy and plan the ‘built environment’:
- Identifying a shared vision; common neighbourhood goals;
- Defining where new homes, shops, offices, etc., should be built;
- Identifying and protecting local green space;
- Influencing what new buildings should look like; setting design standards.
At the end of the process, the local community will have helped produce a document that sets out planning policies for the area – ensuring Glastonbury gets the right types of development, in the right place.
If you’re interested in taking an active part in Glastonbury’s Neighbourhood, please contact Glastonbury’s Town Clerk, and leave your details.
Town Clerk Jane Czornij (pronounced Chorney), Town Hall, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL.
Telephone: 01458 831769 (10 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday).