Infrastructure is one of 8 topics we have researched to provide evidence in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.

We have:

  • Researched local infrastructure and considered the potential impact of further development.
  • Identified any existing local issues relating to the infrastructure of our area. For example sections of the parish do not have mains gas, drainage and sewerage.
  • Scoped what evidence is already available.
  • Found out about any existing plans, strategies and programmes and their relationship to infrastructure and the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Identified any gaps in the evidence base and consider whether any further research needs to be undertaken or reports commissioned.
  • Identified local key players on this topic to engage in the Neighbourhood Planning process.

Based on our research, we came up with the following draft objective for the Neighbourhood Plan.

To assimilate development of a scale which protects the character of the landscape and conserves and enhances the natural beauty of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst ensuring sufficient infrastructure and local services to serve the needs of parish residents, including new provision in association with new development.


Here are the findings from our research which led us to come up with the draft objective. We are grateful to the members of the Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Residents’ Association for their participation in a survey on local infrastructure.

Infrastructure Evidence Paper

You may also want to take a look at the evidence papers for Traffic and Transport, Community Services, Culture and Leisure and Connectivity.

Let us know your views

If we have missed something important or got something wrong, please let us know. Add a comment in the box below or email the report author. Our aim is to create a strong evidence base to underpin the final Neighbourhood Plan document.

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If you have a particular interest in this or one of the other topics and would like to help us, we would love to hear from you. Email us at

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