Parish Neighbourhood Plan - DEADLINE for Surveys 25th MAY 2018
Our Parish Council (PC) have decided that they will be supporting the Neighbourhood planning group (10 volunteers from the parish) to write a Neighbourhood Plan which when finalised and adopted will become part of the Statutory Development Plan (Local Plan) of Taunton Deane.
We had our Parish boundary designated by Taunton Deane in October 2017, and have since progressed to writing a survey for all in the parish to gather your views.
This has been sent out with a Housing needs survey to all households in the parish should have received it. LOOK OUT FOR IT!
If you have not received it, you can also fill it out on line here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OakeParishNP
or email CllrFrancesGully@gmail.com to get another.
Next Parish Plan meeting for volunteer group is Tuesday 19 th June 2018 at 7.30pm, in Oake Village hall , all welcome. We are currently having monthly meetings to enable progress on the plan, more volunteers are welcome to address different areas of the plan so that we will have a draft to show the community in due course.
The Parish Council feel that a Parish plan, or community Plan would be very beneficial to everyone in the community of Oake Parish. When it is completed it can be a guide for the Parish Council for the next few years to ensure that Parish Council Money is spent in a way that the people of Oake Parish agree with. When it is completed it will also be an opportunity to highlight where extra funding is required to provide the community with the services and community facilities which we would like.
The Community Plan (Parish Plan) needs to be written by volunteers within the community as the Parish Council cant write it for you, however we will be facilitators in the process. If you are interested in learning more about what our community could achieve through this plan or if you would like to be part of the group to write the plan please contact Cllr Frances Gully on 461912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was a great interest at the Hillfarrance Christmas meal at the Anchor where many people suggested a bus route should be instated among other things such as a community Wind turbine. The Community Shop can be supported by the Plan, so supporters of the shop please get in touch if you are interested in supporting the community for the future.
The children from the school have provided their thoughts on what the future of Oake parish could hold. Please see below
We had a very sucessful meeting on Monday 13th March where 19 people came to see what Neighbourhood plans and Parish Plans were all about. We had two speakers Jane Warmington who was one of four who wrote a Neighbourhood plan for the Bishop Lydeard and Cothelstone area and Ann Rhodes from the Policy Team at TDBC. Following the information they gave us and some questions we did an exercise on maps of the Parish to note the assets and issues we have and to get the ideas of the people about what we could achieve for the future. These maps and information will be displayed at the Parish Councils Annual general Meeting on the 20th April 2017. Please see links below with Population statistics and the OS map of the Parish. If you are interested in shareing your knowledge of the area, please get in touch to help us write the plan.
information from the meeting
Data about population, make-up of village: the 2011 census is available as an interactive excel spreadsheet. Please see attached, saved on the Oake profile.