group formed to compile Burnham-On-Sea Neighbourhood Plan
to create a new Neighbourhood Plan in the Burnham and Highbridge
area took another step forward last night (Thursday) with the
formation of a new steering group.
new group, pictured above, has been set-up to lead the work in
compiling the Plan, which aims to form a shared neighbourhood
vision that will shape the future development and growth of the
steering group comprises Chairman John Parkes, Vice Chair Alex
Turco (both pictured right), Treasurer Phil Harvey and Stacey
Webb, Beverley Milner Simonds, Sarah Milner Simonds, Alistair
Graham, Lysandra Marshall, Nigel Evans and Roger Miller.
Parkes told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Forming this group is an
important step in creating the plan and engaging with the community."
really pleased with the levels of engagement we have seen so far
with many people wanting to have their say on localism."
group will be holding consultation events at Burnham's Picnic
In the Park during July and the Apex Park Play Day in August.
Burnham and Highbridge group received a £7,000 grant from
Locality, an organisation used by the government to support community
initiatives, recently and has previously received £20,000
from the government as a 'pathfinder grant'.
Planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities
can shape development in their areas through the production of
Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders
and Community Right to Build Orders.