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Corsham Neighbourhood Plan out for consultation

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A six-week consultation on the draft Corsham Neighbourhood Plan started on the 1st November 2017 and continues until 13 December 2017. This is an important opportunity for our community to shape and influence development and redevelopment that will take place in the Corsham area over the next ten to fifteen years, ensuring that it is appropriate to our needs and aspirations.

Details are available on the Neighbourhood Plan website at www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk

A short presentation of the plan will  take place at Corsham Area Board meeting on Thursday 23rd November at 7pm in the Brunel Room, Springfield Campus. Everyone is welcome to come along where you will also hear about the many activities happening to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1

Locally, there will be a fixed display in the foyer of the Town Hall throughout the consultation period, from 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday.

You can also see the display at:
• Neston Recreation Ground – 10am–12pm on Saturday 4 November 2017

• Martingate Centre – 10am–12pm on Tuesday 7 November 2017

• Gastard Village Hall – 12.30–7pm on Thursday 9 November 2017

• Martingate Centre – 10am–12pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017

• Corsham Area Board Meeting – 7pm on Thursday 23 November 2017 includes presentation

• Wishing Tree in Corsham High Street – 10am–1pm on Saturday 25 November 2017

• Corsham Community Campus – 3–8pm on Wednesday 29 November 2017

Councillor Steve Abbott, Chairman of Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

‘Our Neighbourhood Plan is reaching the crucial final stages before adoption by Wiltshire Council in the autumn of 2018. The remaining stages in the process are:
•A six week period of consultation with the local community and statutory consultees
•Finalising the Plan to take account of the responses received during the consultation period
•Submitting the revised Plan to Wiltshire Council who then carry out a further six-week consultation with the wider community and statutory consultees
•Examination of the Plan by an independent examiner
•A community referendum – all voters on the electoral register in the Plan area are able to vote on the adoption of the Plan
•If more than 50% of voters support the Plan, Wiltshire Council will formally adopt it
•Once adopted, developers will be required to take account of the objectives and policies set out in our Plan

For information contact Kirsty Gilby at the Town Hall, on 01249 702130 or email kgilby@corsham.gov.uk.

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