Green belt housing? Have your say!

Five locations where land is to be released from the Green Belt for development have been identified by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Consultation will now take place on these locations with the opportunity to attend a series of events.IMG_3817

The Council’s plans are being scrutinised by a Government Inspector and he has asked the Council to provide more details about these proposed developments.  In particular he has asked the Council to define more precisely which parcels of land are to be removed from the Green Belt for development. The locations are:

*       Land at Odd Down, Bath
*       Land north of Weston, Bath
*       Land east of Keynsham
*       Land South west of Keynsham
*       Land at Whitchurch

The Council is consulting on these amendments or a 6 week period from 11th November until 20th December to enable residents and others to comment. Anyone can make comments on these proposals and if they object, they will have the opportunity to express the views at the forthcoming examination hearings.  These are due to be held in March 2013.

The Inspector will hear all the views presented to him and come to a conclusion on whether the Council’s proposals should be implemented or changed.  He will set his conclusions out in a report to the Council which will probably be in the summer of 2014.

IMG_3819During the 6 week consultation period, the Council will hold a series of exhibitions in Bath, Keynsham and at Whitchurch where Council officers will be present to explain the Council’s proposals and answer questions.  Anyone is welcome to attend these exhibitions.

Wednesday 13th November

3pm-5pm

South Stoke Parish Hall

Wednesday 13th November

6pm-8pm

Odd Down, St Gregory’s College

Thursday 14th November

3pm-7pm

Weston All Saints Centre

Tuesday 19th November

3pm-7pm

Whitchurch United Reformed Church

Thursday 21st November

3pm-7pm

Keynsham Key Centre

For all up-to-date information on the Core Strategy Examination visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/corestrategy<http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/corestrategy>