The plan and associated documents can be seen on the SKDC website or downloaded here.
Separate parts of the plan can be seen by clicking on the links below (pdf documents * open in a new window).
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Contents of the Plan - Summary
The main purpose of the Neighbourhood Plan is to set out a vision for the evolution and long term sustainability of the Parish’s historic and built environment, protecting its rural landscape character and guiding appropriate and sensitive future development. It covers the period 2014 to 2026.
The Plan has been built around the core issues arising from consultations with residents, proposing that:
The rural setting and landscape character of the Parish will be sustained and enhanced through policies designed to protect views and key features, promoting economic and recreational value and protecting heritage and conservation.
Design guidance will promote sensitive change and enhancement to existing buildings and secure appropriate small scale development on brownfield sites.
The importance of Loveden Hill, both historically and as a key feature in the landscape, will be highlighted and recognised through its designation as a ‘Local Green Space’.
New leisure and recreational facilities will be proposed for appropriate locations.
Local renewable/low carbon energy schemes and community-led initiatives to generate energy, save energy and/or reduce energy costs will be encouraged, providing there is no visual intrusion into the area’s historic or landscape character.
The Parish Council will take forward actions on issues raised that lie outside the scope of planning, such as the condition and safety of local roads.
The Plan will be reviewed at five-yearly intervals to ensure it remains up to date and compliant with national and local planning policy.
Note that the Neighbourhood Plan must be comply with the National Planning Policy Framework, the 2011 Localism Act and the SKDC Core Strategy. Therefore the Draft Neighbourhood Plan does not propose any more, or less, development than that currently set out in the SKDC Local Plan. However the draft Plan does make explicit the requirements to protect key historic and landscape features and views in the way that development (which covers new build, conversions and extensions) is designed.