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Homes blueprint deadline for Taunton and Wellington looms
3:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
A public consultation on potential developments runs until Thursday (March 7) and members of the public and interested parties can give their views on sites by landowners and developers.
Cllr Mark Edwards, who holds the planning portfolio at Taunton Deane Council, said: “I’d encourage everyone to getinvolved and make their voices heard.
“This is the start of a process, notthe end but, with only a few weeks to go before the consultation finishes, I want to make sure as many people’s thoughts are considered as possible before it moves to the next phase.”
Sites in urban and more rural areas have been putforward but no judgments have been made on whether one is more appropriate than another.
In rural areas, local housing needs will be taken into account.
The consultations mark an early stage in the production of the Local Plan and comments received through the consultation will help shape a future ‘Preferred Options’ stage in late spring or early summer before a draft of the plan is finalised.
The final in a series of consultations takes place at Comeytrowe Community Hall, Taunton, from 3.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday.
For further information, visit www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/siteallocations http://consultldf.tauntondeane.gov.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org; post Talking Tomorrows Taunton Deane Planning Policy Unit, Deane House, Belevedere Road Taunton, TA1 1HE; phone 01823-356388.