Bude-Stratton Town Council is to press ahead with submitting a neighbourhood plan for consideration.

Town mayor Cllr Lea Deely, who is also the steering group chairman, said: “We will seek an opinion from Cornwall Council with regard to whether they feel there is a need for further consultation or whether submission can take place immediately — this is reliant on whether they feel ‘significant change’ has taken place between the draft plan and this one. This is the next step in the process.

“Thanks are due to all those on the steering group and working groups who have made this possible. We must also thank our consultants, Common Places, who have led us through the process.

“We may need to do additional work in the future, but I am very happy that we have come this far.”

Cllr Frank Partridge proposed that the plan was submitted for consideration and spoke of the ‘amazing enthusiasm at the steering group meetings and especially of Cllr Deely, who has worked so hard to get the plan to its current stage.’

Cllr Paul Tilzey added: “Well done, Lea”, which was met with a ‘hear, hear’ from all other town councillors present.

The plan can be viewed at the website www.budestrattonnp.org/the-plan