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Connecting our Garden Communities Plan Published and Adopted!

We would like to thank everyone who left a comment on the Taunton Garden Town Commonplace page in relation to the draft Connecting our Garden Communities Plan.

We received a total of 445 contributions on the Commonplace consultation portal from 145 respondents including 249 comments and 146 agreements. You can find our responses to your comments in the "you said, we did" section of our consultation statement here https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/media/3819/cogc-consultation-statement.pdf

The Plan was updated and amended in response to your comments and subsequently adopted by Full Council on 7th February 2023 and is now published on our website. You can find the final version of the Plan here https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/taunton-garden-town/connecting-our-garden-communities/ along with the associated appendices and further information.

We are now working with stakeholders to move the proposals of the plan forward into delivery as opportunities arise. There will be further chances to engage as specific projects come forward.

Thanks for taking the time to complete the consultation. Please get in touch if you have any further questions at strategy@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk.

Posted on 20th March 2023

by Sophie Jones

Last chance to comment on the Connecting our Garden Communities Draft Plan!

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We would like to thank you for all your comments and feedback on our proposed walking and cycling routes for the Connecting our Garden Communities Draft Plan. We now have a total of 396 contributions. Any further comments made before consultation closes in 4 days' time on Friday 30th September would be massively appreciated by us at Somerset West and Taunton Council.

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What you've told us so far

Some of our key responses and most interesting results are to our question: "What is most important to you when prioritising the delivery of the proposed walking and cycling routes in Taunton?". Currently your top three priorities in delivering routes include the 'potential to be transformational', 'connection to schools' and 'serves existing as well as new users'. 'Connection to other essential services' is also one of the top priorities from what you've told us. Some of the least important factors overall are 'timing of delivery coordinated with development', 'political acceptability' and 'cost of route delivery'. Make sure you don't miss your chance in telling us what you think by providing your feedback and spreading it around the community.

A massive thank you from Somerset West and Taunton Council for all your contributions. You can view all contributions by clicking on each tile on the website.

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Consultation ends this Friday (30th September)!

Posted on 26th September 2022

by Sophie Jones