March 2, 2015

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

Dear Resident

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

I’d like to invite you to The Vaults Exhibition Centre in Lamb Yard to see an important stage in the preparation of Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan.  Introduced in 2010 as part of the Localism Act, neighbourhood planning is a new way for communities to decide the future of the places where they live and work.  When approved, the Plan gives the community much greater power over what is built where, and how.

We want to ensure the Plan is imaginative and forward-looking. It will be shaped by national and local planning policies but equally by responses received from the community.  External constraints mean that we’re not looking at major expansion in Bradford on Avon – but we do want to leave the town in good heart for future generations to enjoy.

The town has changed considerably in recent years and there is continuing pressure from developers wanting to build. This plan is being developed to enable the community of Bradford on Avon to have a greater say in the extent and scope of any future development and land use. A lot of progress has been made over the past two years involving many volunteers and members of the community, and there have been several previous consultations.  Now, before completing the town’s Neighbourhood Plan and circulating the final draft, we want to highlight the main proposals to ensure they carry general support from the town, and to enable us to make any necessary amendments.

So please come along to the Neighbourhood Plan consultation in the exhibition space at Made in Bradford in the Vaults in Lamb Yard in the town centre – from Monday 2 March for two weeks. You will also be able to see and download the materials online at

This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the discussion – so please tell us what you think.

Yours sincerely
Cllr. Gwen Alison
on behalf of the
Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


OPEN Monday 2 March–Monday 16 March
10:00am – 5:00pm every day, including weekends.
Friday 6 March & Friday 13 March 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Members of the Working Group will be available every morning until 12noon and Friday evenings.

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