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Have Your Say On The Future Of Cerne Valley

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9:12am 24th October 2012

Residents in the Cerne Valley love it when a plan comes together.

Their new neighbourhood plan is going to give them more control on what shops, new homes and offices go up in the area.

Drop in sessions have been held - but if you haven't had your say yet - you've got until the 7th of December.

The area the parish council proposes to cover in the Neighbourhood Plan are the four parishes of the Cerne Valley, including Cerne Abbas, Up Cerne, Nether Cerne and Godmanstone.

If you have any comments about whether this is the right area, please send them to the Spatial Policy team at West Dorset District Council by 7 December.

A parish council working group has hosted a variety of meetings and exhibitions over recent months, as well as producing a quarterly newsletter, and a dedicated website www.cernevalley.org

Once the plan is formulated, it will be independently examined and will also be subject to a local referendum to check it has the support of local people.

Hilary Jordan, Spatial & Community Policy Manager at West District Council, said: "Residents have a great opportunity to help shape the future of their community.

"The Neighbourhood Plan will give communities more influence regarding development in their area and Cerne Valley residents can get involved by contacting their parish council."

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