WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE WITH OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?
WE WISH TO MAKE OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD AN EVEN BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND VISIT. WE WISH TO SUSTAIN OR ENHANCE THE BEAUTY AND VITALITY OF OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND MAKE SURE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING US.
Malmesbury is a small market town with lots of character, traditional buildings, good schools and shops and it is surrounded by working farms and beautiful countryside. Hundreds of houses have recently been built and we are required to accommodate more. We must make sure that increased population also brings enhanced infrastructure!
WE WANT COMMUNITY LED DEVELOPMENT.
We want development that will stand the test of time, support the local economy, provide high quality accommodation for all of our community, respect the individual character of the town and protect our natural environment. We want a stronger voice in local development when planning applications are decided by Wiltshire Council.
WE WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAN FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.
We want a greater say about WHERE, HOW, WHAT and WHEN development occurs in our community. We want our community a have a chance to get good impartial advice from experts about what kind of growth would benefit the town. We want to use this advice to work in partnership with all those involved so as to manage what is eventually built. We think that our inclusion in the government’s trial neighbourhood planning scheme will lead to better more sustainable development.
WE WISH TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST COMMUNITIES TO SHAPE THIS NEW GOVERNMENT POLICY. WE WISH TO GAIN THE SUPPORT THAT BEING A TRIAL SCHEME MIGHT OFFER.
We were awarded £20K from government to support the creation of our plan and we were able to apply for specialist educational support from the Prince’s Foundation to help create a vision for our neighbourhood area.