We should make it clear that the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan are not in control of strategic decisions on the Green Belt and new housing and employment land in the Parish.
It is possible that the new District wide Local Plan will propose development which is against the will of many in the Parish possibly as set out above but other sites may be proposed when the District’s Local Plan reaches its public examination stage next year.
However, in these circumstances, we believe the Parish should be prepared to argue for compensatory benefits.
To be able to do this, it is proposed that the Parish develops a wish list for investment – we are calling it a list of ‘Asks’.
We first want to gather a consensus of ‘Asks’ from the community.
The following is a suggested list of ‘Asks’ which relate to our policy approaches and suggestions in the various Neighbourhood Plan topic areas.
It is hoped that the list can form the start of a consultation and debate with the local community and landowners on the Neighbourhood Plan.