Neighbourhood Plans

Draft Neighbourhood Plan 6-week Public Consultation 26th April to 7th June 2021 inclusive

This is the Zoom meeting link for 11th May at 7pm:

This is the link for the Zoom meeting for 19th May at 10am:

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has completed the draft of its Neighbourhood Plan (NP) and is now carrying out a statutory consultation on the contents.

The NP area covers the Parishes of Ruishton and Thornfalcon including Henlade.

The draft NP can be found here link...

The accompanying evidence base can be found here Link...

You can complete the online Representation Form which can be found here Link...

Alternatively, if you have received a Representation Form in the post you can send it to The Administrator, 15 Woodlands Drive, Ruishton, TA3 5JU or you can email your comments to [email protected].

Your comments on the draft NP must be received by 7th June 2021.

This consultation is being carried out as required under Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning, England, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended.


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...
For more information Link...

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]