Tuesday, October 04, 2011

South Somerset Core Strategy: the Final Bite


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Message from South Somerset District Council Consultations

South Somerset District Council - Draft Core Strategy, Committee Meetings Timetable

I am writing to you as a respondent to the public consultation on the Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options), October 2010 (and also those who have expressed an interest in the Core Strategy). Over recent months officers have been considering and responding to the issues that arose during the consultation process. Their findings and recommendations are going to be reported to and considered by the Council's Area Committees and then the District Executive during October and November; Full Council will consider the report on 26 January 2012. The timetable of meetings is set out below:

Area West 19 October, 2011 5.30pm The Shrubbery, Ilminster

Area North 26 October, 2011 2.00pm Seavington Village Hall, Seavington

Area South 14 November, 2011 10.00am - 4.00pm Council Chamber, Brympton Way, Yeovil

Area East 9 November, 2011 2.30pm Churchfields, Wincanton

Special District Executive 22 November, 2011 9.30am Council Chamber, Brympton Way, Yeovil

Full Council 26 January, 2012  10.00am The GateWay, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil

Please Note: Exact timing of consideration of the Core Strategy will be subject to other agenda items.
All meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend.

Relevant documents should be posted here nearer the time.

I don't know how much will get changed as a result of public consultation, but if you never try you never know. This is our district, and our council, and our future. If we had the chance to say something at the time but kept quiet, we have no right to complain in the future when stuff actually happens. And do pray for the people involved in this, it's a mammoth document and a mammoth task, getting it right or getting it wrong can make a huge difference to the quality of local life.

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