Neighbourhood planning

 I joined the Parish Council mid way through the Neighbourhood Plan process and had to get quickly up to speed with the work that Cllrs Paul Fineran, Lyn Goodfellow, and many others, had already put in. I did rota stints at the public consultations, helping parishioners understand the proposed plan contents and taking their feedback. The plan was of course overwhelmingly approved last year in the referendum, and looks like it will get its first test over the coming months, as a proposed new development at the Yeo Valley site next to Cheddar Woods, is quite at odds with what the plan stipulates. Keep watching the parish council planning minutes to see what happens.