Abbots Leigh, Ham Green, Pill and Easton-in-Gordano Neighbourhood Plan

A referendum was held on the Abbots Leigh, Ham Green, Pill and Easton-in-Gordano Neighbourhood Plan on 23 September 2021.

The referendum vote was 81.34% in favour of the neighbourhood plan.

As this is more than the 51% needed to pass the referendum, the plan will now go before Council on 9 November to be formally created.

The neighbourhood plan will then become part of the council's development plan, which helps to guide future planning applications. It will carry the full weight in decision making as any other adopted polices in the council's plans.

The declaration of results can be found on our referendum page.

Examiners report

The Abbots Leigh, Pill Ham Green and Easton-in-Gordano Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to North Somerset Council for Examination on 2 November 2020.

Executive on 23 June 2021 considered the Examiners report and resolved that with the Examiners modifications the Plan will meet the necessary basic conditions and can proceed to referendum. 

We carried out a six-week period of consultation from 1 February 2021 to 15 March 2021. All representations received were forwarded to the Examiner to be addressed during the Examination. You can view the responses received by visiting the Consultation web page.

During the examination the Examiner issued a clarification note seeking additional information from us and the parish councils on certain matters.

The combined parish areas of Pill/Easton-in-Gordano and Abbots Leigh were designated as a neighbourhood area on 25 August 2016.


For more information on the development of the neighbourhood plan, please contact the Planning Policy team.