Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Local Aspirations

6.11 Consultation in 2005 for the Castle Cary and Ansford Community Plan (CanPlan) identified a number of issues for action including better facilities for young people; better traffic flow through the town; the resolution of parking problems (without charging); affordable housing for young families; only small scale, appropriate industrial, retail and business development; maintaining the quality of the local environment; and improving the Market House to provide a comfortable multi-use centre for the whole community.

6.12 The Town and Parish Cluster Meeting workshops in late 2009 identified the need for employment opportunities such as light and high tech industry to increase settlement self-containment, one-bedroom and a range of family housing to address current tenure imbalance, improvements to road and drainage infrastructure (including parking and the alleviation of congestion) and the protection of retail and educational facilities.