boost for work to create Burnham Neighbourhood Plan
to create a new Neighbourhood Plan in the Burnham and Highbridge
Area have been given a £7,000 funding boost.
follows a successful application for a grant to Locality, an organisation
used by the government to support community initiatives.
The application had been put together by town councillor Phil
Harvey with the help of a small group.
grant will fund many of the activities of the Steering Group in
the remainder of this year and is in addition to the £20,000
already received from the government as a 'pathfinder grant',"
Cllr Harvey told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added that the formal application has now been made by the Town
Council to Sedgemoor District Council for designation of the area
to be covered by the Neighbourhood Plan.
the agreement of both Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and
Burnham Without Parish Council, it will be the whole of the Town
area plus that part of the Burnham Without Parish to the west
of the M5."
The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan working group is Thursday
12th June, 7pm, at the Town Council offices.
that a constitution has been agreed, together with working arrangements
with the Town Council, this meeting will mark the transition from
a working group into a formal Steering Group with elected officers.
It will also mark the beginning of the process of assembling evidence,
consulting people and, eventually, drawing up the plan itself.