Have your say on proposals for home on green belt

Published on: 01 Apr 2013

Have your say on proposals for home on green belt

The councillors have had their say, now it’s time for residents to give their views on proposals that could see an extra 450 homes built on green-belt land around Keynsham.

Changes to the Core Strategy were agreed at a meeting of the full council at B&NES last month, setting out the number of homes to be built by 2029 - which has risen from 11,500 in the previous plan to 12,700.

Residents will now get their say with consultation running until May 8 and public events taking place across the district, including two in Keynsham on April 22  - from 1.30-3pm at Keynsham Key Centre and 4.30-7pm at Wellsway School.

Councillor Tim Ball, Cabinet Member for Homes and Planning, said: “Everyone at Bath & North East Somerset Council appreciates the strong feelings that local people have about the Core Strategy.  This is the chance for residents to have their say about the future of their community. We are putting on a wide range of engagement events for people to find out more and submit informed comments to the council to pass onto the Inspector.”

People can submit comments at the consultation events. All consultation documents, including a comment form, are available on the council’s website
at www.bathnes.gov.uk/corestrategy or at Riverside during opening hours, and at libraries.

The strategy would allow 250 homes to be built on land adjoining east Keynsham and 200 homes on land adjoining south-west Keynsham.  Land in other parts of B&NES has also been earmarked to accommodate the extra homes, including 200 at Whitchurch, 300 at Odd Down and 300 at Weston, Bath, and 120 at MoD Ensleigh. 

The public events are on: April 8, 4.30-7pm, Whitchurch Village Hall; April 10, 4.30-7pm, South Stoke Parish Hall; April 11, 4.30-7pm, Weston All Saints Centre; April 15, 4.30 - 7pm, Lansdown Kingswood School; April 16, 4.30- 7pm, Odd Down St Gregory’s College; April 18, 10.30am-noon, Westfield Methodist Church; April 18, 2-3.30pm, Radstock Methodist Church; April 18, 5.30-7pm, Midsomer Norton Town Council; April 22, 1.30-3pm, Keynsham Key Centre; April 22, 4.30-7pm, Wellsway School; April 30, 6-8pm, Bath One Stop Shop.      

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