Neighbourhood Plans



A Vision for Ruishton, Thornfalcon & Henlade - Page 1 & 2 icon

In 2037 the Parish will contain three distinct & separate villages of Ruishton, Thornfalcon & Henlade. They will be thriving healthy communities with separate identities & access to shops, churches, pubs, village halls, playing fields & primary school

Each village will be surrounded by accessible countryside with flourishing wildlife & protected from flooding. Roads will be unpolluted, safe for pedestrians, cyclists & traffic. There will be good quality homes, access to jobs & provision for those working from home....Link to full vision document

Housing Needs Survey icon

Ruishton and Thornfalcon Parish Council have commissioned Taunton Deane Borough Council to undertake a Housing Needs Survey to ensure that future housing development meets the needs of local people in Ruishton, Henlade and Thornfalcon. We need your help...

Housing Needs Survey

Our Strategy - Our Future icon

Our Strategy - Our Future
The Neighbourhood Plan will help the residents of Ruishton & Thornfalcon Parishes to shape the future of their area.
There are changes planned by government and the councils including a dual-carriageway for the A358 and a new employment area by the M5 junction. Already the Parish Council is... for more information Link...

What is a Neighbourhood Plan? icon

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area.
A Neighbourhood Plan is about the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area...
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Steering Group
Mike Marshall [email protected]
Roy Bulgin [email protected]
Jim Claydon [email protected]
Dave Duke [email protected]
Doug Lowe [email protected]
Catherine Faulkner [email protected]
Project Team 
Bridget Dickinson [email protected],,
Andrew Lukes Heritage [email protected]
Mike Hellings Business and Employment [email protected]
John Capstick Business and Employment [email protected]
Sue Sherry Environment [email protected]
Judy Cottrell Environment [email protected]
Ian Tucker Transport [email protected],,,
Jasmine Riches Education [email protected]
Julia Curtis Community [email protected]
Stewart Thorne Leisure and recreation [email protected]