Last few weeks to comment on Axminster's first Neighbourhood Plan consultation

  Posted: 14.09.21 at 12:12 by Francesca Evans

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There's just two weeks left for residents and visitors of Axminster to have their say on the future of the town in the first consultation phase for a new Neighbourhood Plan.

Axminster Town Council is inviting comments on the future of future housing, facilities and infrastructure in the survey, which will help shape its Neighbourhood Plan.

This plan will guide how the community is developed over the next 10 to 15 years, in ways that meet identified local needs.

The questionnaire asks residents and visitors to rank the importance of different types of housing, facilities and infrastructure, as well as offering them the opportunity to list other priorities.

The final plan will take about two years to produce, and to ensure that this is achieved, Axminster Town Council has established a steering group, made up of councillors and residents.

Once adopted, the plan will form an important element of the Town & Country Planning process, which governs all changes which require planning permission.

There may be follow-on surveys, and there will be consultation events and conversations that will focus on specific topics.

You can access the survey by clicking here or download and print a copy from the Axminster Town Council website, or collect a paper copy from Axminster Guildhall, The Cornerhouse Bakery, The Community Waffle House, Central Convenience Store in Millwey, or Raymond’s Hill Post Office.

Alternatively, you can call Axminster Town Council on 01297 32088 and request a paper copy to be sent to your address.

You may return the survey online or into a collection box at one of the above locations, or by post to Neighbourhood Plan Survey Team, Axminster Town Council, 5 West St, Axminster EX13 5NX.

The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, September 30.

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