Parish Plan


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Creating an inheritance - looking to the future

 

The Parish Plan project was announced at the Annual Parish Meeting on 14th May 2015. The Plan is being produced by volunteers from the community and will take between 18 and 24 months to produce. It will set out a vision for the future of the Parish and outline how it can be achieved based on ideas and views gathered from the community.

"The Parish Plan process:
...consults the whole community, engages important partners, covers the social, economic and environmental issues, identifies specific local concerns and allows everyone a voice in prioritising them. It proposes possible solutions, funding requirements and potential partners setting out an action plan.....All local people, not just the confident, are encouraged to contribute."

- the Rural Community Council for Kent and Medway

This is an invitation to consider what you like about our villages, what could be improved and what you would like to happen in the future. If you want to see change, please make sure your voice is heard.

Working Groups were set up to look at all aspects of village life. An Open Day was held on 23 January 2016 to allow local residents to consider and comment on some of the initial thinking of these groups. About 200 people were involved in this day. A report on the Open Day was produced and can be viewed by clicking on the 'PP Documents' page in the menu to the right of this page.

Nigel Woodward was the initial Parish Plan Coordinator but stepped down in the early summer of 2016. A new Parish Plan Coordinating Committee was established to continue the work. It consists of Jane Buckley Sander (Chair)and two other members of the PP community - Graham Bignall and Kevin Sparkhall - plus Duncan Batty and Lynne Butler from the Parish Council.

A Parish Plan Survey was finalised in autumn 2016 and was open for completion during November 2016. 554 people (24% of the adult population) responded to the questionnaire. The results of the survey were presented at a public meeting in Brenchley Memorial Hall on Saturday 25 March. The report on the survey which has been prepared by the Parish Plan Coordinating Committee can now be viewed by clicking on 'Parish Plan Survey Results' in the blue Parish Plan News box on the right hand side of this page. In addition, those who want to look at the answers to individual survey questions can view all of these.