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For most people sustainability relates to the use of the
planet's resources and the impact this has on the natural
environment and the resultant quality of life for its
inhabitants. Whilst this remains undoubtedly true,
sustainability in planning terms has widened to incorporate all
the factors that sustain communities. These include:
In our Neighbourhood Plan we are taking a holistic view of our
community and concentrating on what will be our needs going
forward, not just our immediate requirements, but the needs of
our children and even grandchildren. What sustains a community
now cannot be assumed to be suitable for future generations.
Our Neighbourhood Plan draws together a number of community
ambitions and planning polices to enable a sustainable approach
to change and development and this is incorporated in an
umbrella Sustainable Development Planning policy.
We have adopted a strategy to meet our vision and aims. In
order to do this comprehensively a framework of eight working
areas which map
directly or indirectly onto the aims has been assembled:
The scope of each identified working area includes planning
and non-planning related matters. Not all of the activities
relate to the development and use of land. Therefore, whilst
each working area is presented in full here, non-planning issues
are identified separately as community ambitions and
distinguished from the planning policies later on in this
Village Society and
Scope: To improve and extend
opportunities for all age groups and the wider community
to take part in a wide range of activities including as
volunteers. Identifying vulnerable people in our society
and ensuring they get the support they need to maintain a
thriving community support network.
Clubs, societies, volunteering and mechanisms to
strengthen the community and look after the vulnerable. To
provide improved community facilities which support local
groups especially in the areas of community buildings,
telecommunications and meeting areas.
Scope: To maintain the
distinctiveness of the parish and its identity by
protecting the natural and built environment for the
enjoyment of future generations and to explore
opportunities to create new areas of recreational open
The quality of our built and natural environment, its
protection, enhancement and improvement.
Housing and Planning:
Scope: Support limited expansion in the
parish and involve the local community in all aspects of
development through consultation and active involvement to
determine new housing needs.
Activities: The quantity, quality,
location and provision of new dwellings in the parish.
Business and Commerce:
Scope: Creating opportunities to work
and trade locally.
Activities: Seek to examine controlled
expansion of existing employment opportunities or new
opportunities if scope exists; maintain and, where
practical, enhance the existing facilities of retail and
eating and drinking.
Sport and Recreation:
increased opportunities to get active and participate in
Activities: Provide new areas of open
space for formal and informal sport and recreation to
promote healthy living and lifestyles.
Scope: Create an
environment which promotes a feeling of safety where the
perception and incidence of crime is low and where the
chance of being the victim of a traffic related accident
with perceived and real safety issues, whether criminal or
traffic related and working with the police, the community
at large and highway authority.
Scope: Keeping the
community informed through a wide range of media and
promoting two-way dialogue and creating the opportunity
for participation in democratic processes and decision
Activities: To improve
communications through a range of activities with our
website and social media at its core to provide residents
with a means to be consulted on village affairs.
Scope: Moving around in
the parish on foot, bike, horse, car or bus and
ascertaining the wider infrastructure requirements.
and improve existing accessibility by bus, walking and
cycling. Introduce 20mph zones or streets. Improve
maintenance of our highways, bridleways, pathways and
verges. Investigate the infrastructure of power, water and
a. amenities of nearby residents; and
b. the character and appearance of that part of the
village in which it is located; and
c. the social, built, heritage, cultural and natural
assets of the parish.