Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Neighbourhood Plan
Abbots Leigh and Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Neighbourhood Plan
Community led framework for guiding long term development of the area, which then becomes part of the statutory planning framework.
Vision and Challenges
Vision – The maintenance and management of distinct, stable, and sustainable settlements, meeting local needs and promoting strong communities.
- Avoid development sprawl and merging of local villages
- Meet housing need (low cost housing for local people)
- Sustain open spaces and environment (maintain Green Belt)
- Manage increasing overload and congestion on main traffic routes
- Improve accessibility and safeguard cycle and pedestrian movement
- Support community cohesion/activity (local jobs, services, community groups)
Neighbourhood Plan Area Profile using 2011 parish profiles and other sources.
Geography and land use : Demographic: Economic (business and employment): Social: Cultural: Heritage: Environment: Community.
Policy Context. NSC Core Strategy: West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Joint Transport Study: NSC Green Belt Review: NSC Development Management Policies 2016.
Consultation: Agencies, Bristol Port Company, Businesses, Village Representatives (Parish Councils, Churches, Schools, Community).
Neighbourhood Plan Topics
Housing – Local need as shown by housing survey, smaller houses, Community Development Trust, infill housing, housing, land supply, needs of older people, children and young people, families and single people.
Movement – Road use (motor traffic and the A369), public transport (rail and bus), cycling, pedestrians and walking, road safety, isolated communities and accessibility.
Employment – Business, retail, developers, farms, garden centres, working at home, employment land, education and training. Review Pill local centre functions.
Environment and Biodiversity – Open space, woodland, verges, wildlife.
Heritage and Culture
Leisure – Sport, cycling, angling.
Local Services – Shops, library, community centres, health centres, villages halls, waste management.
Community – Voluntary and community organisations, community resources.
Sustainability – Renewable and low carbon energy.