Make your voice heard as Neighbourhood Plan drawn up to shape Keynsham's future

Published on: 02 Apr 2016

April 2016

Keynsham residents, business owners and those who work in the town are being urged to get behind an initiative to put more power over planning than ever before into the hands of the community.

A public event on April 8 and 9 marks the start of a major project to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for the town – and residents’ views are key. Those leading the process want views and comments on everything from housing location and design, leisure facilities, traffic, parking and retail to ecology, flood risk, protecting local history and more.

The final goal is a legal document drawn up by local people that will help shape future development in the town. It will eventually be put to the public vote in a referendum.

Keynsham is the 13th area in B&NES to opt to draw up a Neighbourood Plan. The project is being led by Keynsham Town Council, which has set up the Keynsham Neighbourhood Steering Group to bring the plan together.

Now the community is being asked to bring its views, concerns, ideas and comments on the future of Keynsham to The Space, above the library, to begin the process. The drop-in launch events will run from 1-8pm on Friday, April 8, and from 9am-1pm during the farmers’ market on Saturday, April 9. There will be lots of information including a showreel presentation and an exhibition.

For more information, email ndp@keysham-tc.gov.uk or call 0117 986 8683.

People can also hear Councillor Clive Fricker being interviewed on the subject on the Keynsham Hour at www.somervalleyfm.co.uk

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