Will the Village Plan obstruct the development and extension of people’s houses?

A Village Plan is less restrictive than a Conservation Area and not as formal.  Several houses in the village already have listed building status, which imposes  greater restrictions than even a Conservation Area would do.

Under the Village Plan, a development proposal – whether from individual residents or a property development company – will be expected to fit in with the expressed wishes of the community as set out in the plan. This is one of the reasons that the steering group will be asking you to help by completing questionnaires, so that we can include in the plan the features that most residents would like to be added or preserved. It is probable that these aspects of the plan will only be fairly general in nature.

If a development clearly does not fit in with the wishes of the community as expressed in the plan, the Borough Council may ask for modifications rather than reject the proposal entirely.