Wiltshire Council is undertaking a review of the Local Plan. The current Local Plan is the Wiltshire Core Strategy. The Government requires every Local Plan to be reviewed at least once every five years. The Core Strategy was adopted in 2015 and is therefore being reviewed. Wiltshire Council has to allocate sufficient land to satisfy housing and employment needs up to 2036, and is seeking the views of local communities and stakeholders to see if the suggested distribution of numbers across the county is correct, and which of the proposed sites are most suitable. The Local Plan Review Consultation is currently taking place but as COVID restrictions mean that face-to-face events will not be possible during this review, they are currently holding a series of online events. Please Google ‘Wiltshire Council Local Plan Review’ to find out more information and to book your place at the online events. (NB the events most relevant for the Mere area will be the two ‘Rural Area’ events taking place on Monday, 1st February and Tuesday, 2nd February between 7 and 8 pm.) Feedback during this review consultation will help to shape the draft Local Plan which will then be used to guide decisions on whether future planning applications for housing, infrastructure and land for employment can be granted.
For clarity, in accordance with the government guidelines, we are keeping all the play areas open but would like to remind all users to follow the advice in the signage erected at the play areas and to remember that the play equipment is not cleaned or sanitised. Secondly, I would also like to point out that in accordance with government guidelines the Skate Park is CLOSED. It is difficult for us to physically close off the skatepark but signage has been erected to this effect. The Multi Use Games Area and Tennis Courts are also closed. Please observe the government guidance.
VACANCY FOR TOWN COUNCILLOR
Mere Town Council has a vacancy which will be filled by co-option at a meeting to be held on Monday, 11th January 2021
Those interested in becoming a Town Councillor should submit an expression of interest to the Town Clerk either by letter, email or telephone:
Mrs. Lindsey Wood, Mere Town Council, Duchy Manor, Springfield Road, Mere BA12 6EW
email@example.com 01747 860701
Candidates will be given information on eligibility and will be invited to submit an application form & personal statement.