What is a Village Plan?

A Village Plan is a statement of how the local community sees itself. It’s a comprehensive statement, which addresses all the issues of concern to the community, together in one document.

Village Plans identify how the people want their village to develop – or not develop. They reflect the views of all sections of the community. They identify what people value about their village. They identify local problems and opportunities. And they outline plans about actions to achieve this vision.

The end result will contain an action plan which includes ways of addressing the needs identified by the community. This might include housing, transport, local green space, land use and amenities. The Plan will form a blueprint for use by the Parish Council and evidence for bidding for funds in the future.