Neighbourhood Planning


Your Parish Council has agreed to explore the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish and would be interested to hear from anyone in the village who may be able to assist with this complex but important project.

The Neighbourhood Plan will become the third tier of planning policy in the parish, the others being the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the South Somerset Local Plan. These two provide the framework of planning policy for the village, the Keinton Mandeville Neighbourhood Plan will provide the fine detail. As such, the Neighbourhood Plan adapts policy so that it meets the particular needs and character of our village.

How you can help. The most important feature of the Neighbourhood Plan is consultation with residents, employers and businesses in, and around, our village. Your support in providing feedback and making your views known will be invaluable. More specifically, we are keen to identify anyone with experience in areas such as planning, housing, employment, transport, history and built heritage, natural environment, hydrology and water management, communications…. And anyone with the organisational, administrative and management skills to gather and transform the evidence base into a coherent plan.

If you think any of this could be you and you would like more information, please contact Neil Bain at / 07710 730928.