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Neighbourhood Plan

June 2023

The Neighbourhood Plan was first adopted in 2018 and the time has come for an update. A group of volunteers put the plan together in the first instance and we are now looking for volunteers to bring it up to date – things change over the space of 5 years!

Any meeting information will be posted here.

November 2018

The final version of the agreed Neighbourhood Plan is below.

September 2018

6th September the Neighbourhood Plan goes to the polls. The result was a resounding ‘YES’.

August 2018

29th August 2018 – Westfield Neighbourhood Plan – Notice of Poll

July 2018

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been to independent examination and is ready for referendum.  Below is the final version that will be voted on in the referendum.

The referendum is on Thursday 6th September 2018 and those entitled to vote should have received their polling card.

May 2018

April 2018

The Neighbourhood Plan went to BaNES for the Reg 16 Consultation, which has now closed. Below is the final version, consultation statement and various related statements and assessments:

Responses are are invited on the Reg. 14 Consultation on the Pre Submission Draft.

The Consultation runs from 30th October 2017 until 11th December 2017.  View the Pre Submission Draft at the link below, or the hard copy and comments sheet in the Reception at the Oval Office, Cobblers Way, Westfield BA3 3BX between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.  All comments and names will be made public and all contact details will be sent to the independent examiner.

Send your comments to council@westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk or write them on the comments sheet at the Oval Office Reception by 11th December 2017.

Below you will find the full analysis of the comments that were made in the initial options consultation.

You might have received a card through your letterbox advising that the Neighbourhood Plan consultation with residents is available online to complete, well;

We understand that it is a large document to print and complete, so if you are unable to access the Microsoft Word version and would like a hard copy please give us a call on 01761 410669 with your address and we will drop one off for you.  

We would love to hear your thoughts or ideas for ongoing work and improvements.  Please complete the form, or email your views to us and return to Westfield Parish Council, Cobblers Way, Westfield BA3 3BX or council@westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk

Community Reports

Westfield Housing Needs Survey 2016

Consultations on designating the Neighbourhood Plan area

Articles in the local press about the Neighbourhood Plan 

Items in the evidence base

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Neighbourhood Plan Working Group Agendas and Minutes

21st July 2015

The Parish Council is delighted that a number of people have responded to the invitation to work with the Council on the Neighbourhood Plan.  Meetings are now being set up to start this significant work.

6th May 2015

The Parish Council has recently been considering the advantages of undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan for Westfield.
The Parish Council would like to promote the identity of Westfield as a Parish in its own right, with its own history, needs and aspirations.
The 2011 Census shows that Westfield has its own unique demographic profile. in previous years Westfield has been swallowed up within the larger Norton Radstock Town Council and has missed the opportunity to identify its own needs, and it has suffered from a lack of investment in its infrastructure. A Neighbourhood Plan to lay the foundations for the future looks like very positive way forward.

If you are interested in taking part in working on the Plan then please talk to the Parish Clerk ,Lesley Welch on 01761 410669.

On this page we will be looking to keep people informed about the progress of our Neighbourhood Plan.
We are now officially designated as a Neighbourhood Planning area. Please see attached document for details.

4 September 2020
Last Updated
12 June 2023