A Parish Plan is a document that tackles important issues that will influence the neighbourhood in the future. This could be anything from ensuring building projects fit in with local character to supporting alternatives to private car use to improving the state of local parks.
The development of a plan will be led by the parish council but must take into account the views of the whole community. It is critical that it is in conformity with the area's Sustainable Community Strategy.
The final plan will identify key facilities and services, set out the problems that need to be tackled and show how distinctive character and features can be conserved. It will also include an action plan for the area.
Why Parish Plans are important
Parish Plans can be used to make sure local concerns and characteristics are taken into account before any planning decisions are made. They can also influence how local services are delivered.
Parish Plans are an important tool that can be fed into other plans and strategies such as Local Plans, where the needs of individual towns and villages and their surrounding countryside might not normally be adequately considered.
Long Sutton Parish Plan
Long Sutton last produced a Parish Plan in 2008 and it is now time to review and update the plan to bring it in line with current requirements. The 2008 Parish Plan is available here. Please be aware that this is a large document and will result in an 8Mb (eight megabyte) download.