Neighbourhood plan survey opens for comments on town’s future development

January 26 2018

A TOWN-wide community survey has been launched so people can have their say on the future development of Thornbury.

A TOWN-wide community survey has been launched so people can have their say on the future development of Thornbury.

The aim of the survey is to collect local views on what is regarded as most important in areas such as development and housing, services, facilities, the town centre, employment, the environment, open spaces and getting around.

A neighbourhood plan group facilitated and funded by Thornbury Town Council but led and made up of local volunteers started work last year on developing the plan.

The survey builds on consultation work undertaken during the past six months and will be used to help shape and develop policies that will give Thornbury more of a say and influence over building and development in the town.

Although likely to take two years to complete and be approved through a local referendum, it will have statutory weight in the planning process.

Thornbury mayor, Helen Harrison, said: “The views of the local community are central to the development of Thornbury’s neighbourhood plan, so it really is important that local people participate and have their say.

“Our neighbourhood plan needs to reflect Thornbury so we can make sure that, as our town grows, we don’t lose its character and identity and that we provide the homes, services and facilities the town needs.” 

Visit www.thornburyplan.co.uk to take part or get a paper copy from the town hall. The survey runs until February 26.