Steady progress is being made with the Neighbourhood plan and the objectives now defined following meetings of working parties and the NP Committee. It is clear that we need to undertake a Housing Needs analysis in the form of a survey that will identify what type of housing that is required.
The next stage is to create policies that will be binding upon the Parish Council and District Council (if approved by the inspector). Working Parties are attempting to have this stage ready by next month.
Match the numerical housing requirements of the local plan with the identified type of housing that our community needs.
Create an identified commercial area to protect and retain existing commercial activities at the heart of the village
Promote and encourage business and home working activities suitable for a rural community and develop services that supports these activities.
Encourage sympathetic management of the environment to enhance and protect the landscape, improve local biodiversity and mitigate any housing impact
Encourage the healthy use of the countryside, promote wellbeing and to provide facilities that enables sporting, leisure and community activities to flourish
Protect existing facilities and services (including access to those services) whilst encouraging healthy lifestyles and social interaction
Development will be supported where it can be shown it will improve (and not put pressure on) existing infrastructure within the Parish
Sense of Place
To acknowledge and safeguard the landscape, character and historic environment of our community