West Alvington Kingsbridge and Churchstow Councils are currently working together through a joint steering group to produce a joint Neighbourhood Plan
This is a formal document that sets out planning policies which will last until 2034 and be used as a blueprint for planners and councils to decide local planning applications and/or to encourage certain sorts of local development. The object is to ensure the community gets the type of development structure that it wants. Until now SHDC has produced its own local plan for the whole South Hams. Once our neighbourhood plan is in place this will be used to supplement the SHDC plan. We cannot however override the Joint Local Plan.
What goes in our plan will depend on YOU! As far as is reasonably possible it will cover your wishes and views on:
Employment, housing and homes, community and leisure facilities, commerce and the economy, transport, traffic and parking, education training and social support, natural environment, built environment, health, exercise and well being .....
At certain stages the plan will be subject to consultation, however if you have comments at any time you can contact the West Alvington representatives, Cllrs Geoffrey Rossetti and John Walster via the Parish Clerk at email@example.com.
Our representatives are currently interested in ascertaining any thoughts regarding matters in the Parish; particularly:
(a) Buildings and/or built features anywhere in the Parish thought to be of historic or architectural interest or merit
(b) Any local views (within the Parish) felt to be important and/or worthy of conservation
(c) Any green spaces felt to be of importance
We have also been asked to approve the line of the future settlement boundary of the village as shown on a plan produced to our Clerk.
If you have any opinion relating to this (ie any land within/near the village which you think could be useful or suitable for possible inclusion within the village boundary - or any land that you think should definitely not be included) we would be most grateful to hear from you. Please contact either of our representatives or the Clerk to the Parish Council