Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Exmoor National Park Local Plan


At its meeting on 4th July 2017, Exmoor National Park Authority resolved to adopt the Exmoor National Park Local Plan 2011-2031 (including minerals and waste policies), which wholly supersedes the saved policies of the previous Exmoor National Park Local Plan (2005). 

The Local Plan promotes sustainable development, which enables local communities and businesses to thrive, whilst conserving and enhancing the National Park’s special qualities. The Plan includes a vision, objectives, strategic priorities and also contains both strategic planning policies and development management policies, which will guide development and the use of land in Exmoor National Park until 2031. Now adopted, the Local Plan is the statutory development plan and forms the basis for planning decisions within Exmoor National Park.

The adopted Local Plan, together with its Policies Map and adoption statement, are available online.  Alternatively, the Local Plan and associated documents can be viewed at the offices of Exmoor National Park Authority and North Devon and West Somerset councils as indicated in the attached adoption statement. 
Anyone requiring further information on the Exmoor National Park Plan should contact localplan@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk or 01398 323665



Kind regards

David Wyborn

Head of Planning & Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Parish Council Meeting Dates 2018

All meetings in Timberscombe Village Hall
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11th January
8th February
5th March * ( n.b. changed to Monday)
12th April
10th May
14th June
12th July
No Meeting in August
13th September
11th October
8th November
No Meeting in December

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Donating Your Winter Fuel Payment


An Idea Worth Warming To

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty.

Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to local donors and pensioners who gave to Surviving Winter.

When a person receives their Surviving Winter grant, it doesn’t just go towards paying the heating bill. It is also the first step towards connecting them to a local community partner; this can become the foundation for a new relationship that can help to overcome the isolation and loneliness many older people experience.

Help Somerset Community Foundation reach their target of raising £100,000 to help 500 isolated and vulnerable older people this year.

To donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download from the Somerset Community Foundation website.