Presentation slides [pdf]:
SSDC is consulting on a new Local Plan. (http://consult.southsomerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/PreferredOptionsConsultation/consultationHome)
The consultation is open until 18 September 2019. Anyone - individual or group - can respond. The Local Plan will influence planning and development in our area to 2036. In light of declarations of a climate and ecological emergency by town, district and county councils across the land, the Local Plan does not go far enough in recognising and responding to this emergency.
We want to use part of the meeting to discuss what we want to see in the Local Plan. Come along to share your thoughts.
There is a SSDC roadshow for the Local Plan Thursday 15 August 2019, 4-7pm, Bruton Community Hall. Do try to attend if you can.
We're hoping to create a display on the High Street in advance of the roadshow.
Other items on the agenda:
- Nominations to Climate and Ecological Emergency Core Group. This has been set up to advise Bruton Town Council on implementing the Climate Emergency declared on 26 March 2019 and to assist the Town Council with practical work to deliver the nine 'Climate Emergency' resolutions with the overarching goal to do everything within the Town Council's power to make Bruton carbon neutral by 2030. See the Terms of Reference. The Town Council has nominated Councillors Mike Brownlow, Shelagh Day and James Hood to the Core Working Group. So far it has met twice. Sarah Davies and Jane Durney have attended on behalf of One Planet Bruton. The Core Group is seeking up to 4 nominations to the group from the full One Planet Bruton Group. Both Sarah Davies and Jane Durney would like to be put forward. If anyone else is interested in being nominated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details of your expertise, experience and reasons why you would like to be nominated. If there are more than 4 people putting themselves forward, we will organise a poll. Ideas from the full group will feed through to the Core Group.