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Community & Neighbourhood Planning–How to Get Involved

Posted on 20th January, 2012 in News

  • Do you care about your local area?
  • Do you wish you could help to keep it special?
  • Do you get baffled by “planning jargon”?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this FREE event is for you!  We can guide you through the planning system, explain how you can get involved and how current changes may affect your community. 



Come along and see what planning can do for you! 

Thursday 1st March 2012 -10.00am to 1.00pm

Edgar Community Hall, Somerton TA11 6SB   

To request your place, please contact SALC:

adminsom.alc@btconnect.com     Tel 01823 252515 (Tues – Thurs:10am – 4pm)




Supporting Communities & Neighbourhoods in Planning is supported by Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG)

SOMERSET ASSOCIATION   OF LOCAL COUNCILS Serving Local Councils in Somerset Affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils


Content of the Day

10.00        Arrival & registration 

10.30        Introduction & ice-breaker exercise – Peter Lacey, SALC 

10.40        “Current Ways to Get Involved” – Sarah Martin, Associate – Common Places (Community Regeneration Partnership) 

11.20        Group Activity 

11.40         “What Will Localism Mean For Local Communities?” – Sarah Martin 

12.20         “Reasons to get Involved in Planning” – Peter Lacey, SALC 

12.35        Final Questions 

12.40        Closing Remarks – Paul Bryan, Chair Somerset CPRE 

12.45                Depart


This event is aimed at anyone who would like to be more involved in the future of their local area.  You do not need to have any prior involvement in planning, nor do you have to be a member of a community group.  

The event is FREE but we do need you to register so we know how many people to expect. If you would like to attend, please contact SALC  – email adminsom.alc@btconnect.com or phone 01823 252515 (Tues – Thurs:10am – 4pm) 

Edgar Community Hall is on the NW outskirts of Somerton and has plenty of parking and disabled access.  It is accessible off Bancombe Road, which leads off the B3153 Langport Road – follow the brown “tourist” signs.  For SatNav users, the postcode is TA11 6SB  

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