Community gets behind Honiton’s Neighbourhood Plan

PUBLISHED: 12:13 23 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:13 23 March 2016

Honiton High Street with the church tower of St Pauls is bathed in the last light of the setting sun. Picture: Simon Horn

Honiton High Street with the church tower of St Pauls is bathed in the last light of the setting sun. Picture: Simon Horn

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The plan’s steering group met with interested members of the community this month to discuss the various ways of being involved in the project.

More residents in Honiton have recently got on board to help move the town’s Neighbourhood Plan forward.

The plan’s steering group met with interested members of the community this month to discuss the various ways of being involved in the project.

These include the new Community Engagement Forum, set up by Honiton Town Council, membership of the steering group and being an individual contact for a community organisation or group of residents in a road or building.

The meeting heard how communities in England have found that creating a Neighbourhood Plan has given them a far greater say in what happens in their local area and to plan positively for their future.

A spokesman for the Neighbourhood Plan project said: “We are delighted that several more members of the community want to join the Steering Group.

“This support will mean that the Honiton Neighbourhood Plan can progress.

“The next task for the steering group is to prepare a community-wide consultation to enable local residents to set out their priorities for Honiton for the next fifteen years.

“The success of the Neighbourhood Plan will depend on the whole community planning the future of Honiton together.”


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