How can we influence development in our neighbourhood and bring about our vision for a living, thriving community?
Why we are encouraging you to help do this
Producing a neighbourhood plan has advantages over other kinds of plan (such as parish or community plans) because it enables communities to take the lead in their own neighbourhoods in producing part of the statutory development plan for the area. Neighbourhood plans have real legal force.
So if we have a neighbourhood plan then we can pull future development towards what the community has decided it wants. Without this plan the community is left 'on the back foot' having to react to developers putting down their proposals.
The purpose of this website is to provide a living record of the process and results of producing a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Brimscombe and Thrupp. It is for the active members of the committee and the whole community of the parish. While not all the parish will want to use the internet it will be made as easy as possible for newcomers to access information and engage if they want.
A strong neighbourhood plan can really help steer new development in a direction consistent with the wishes of the parish. To achieve a strong plan, it is essential that we can show that we have achieved a wide and active engagement with members of the parish. This web site will form a record of that process.
It is hoped that we can provide a point of interest to people such that they engage with the process and get others involved as well.
This site will link to other sites which are the originators of reference information (it would be easy to fall out of date when source data gets updated).
This links to our communication strategy listed under 'records/ documents'.
Photos wanted ... the doves ... can you help?
I really want to record the pictorial story of our valley doves
Can you send me pictures of the white doves ?
- the flock in-flight set against the landscape
- their homestead
Send your digital photos to me .via the 'contact' page
The web site will work closely with the Facebook page for the group. The Facebook page will provide a hub for parish members to highlight current issues, be they planning, news item that needs action, human issue or local story. This should help broaden engagement and help more people see the benefit of engaging with the web site and the neighbourhood plan
For our Facebook page, search for 'Thrupp Development' in Facebook,
or via this event page