Planning policy must be based on a proper understanding of the place it relates to, if it is to be relevant, realistic and to address local issues effectively.
It is essential that our Neighbourhood Plan is based on robust information and analysis of our local area. This is called the evidence base. This page will take you to the key elements that make up the evidence base for our Neighbourhood Plan.
We started with an exploration of local issues we have identified as parish residents ourselves, problems that our neighbours have told us about, and through our community consultation. The link below will take you to a summary.
Through our consultation, we identified 8 topics to research and gather evidence in the development of our Neighbourhood Plan. Follow the links below to find out more and to read the results of our research.
- Traffic and transport
- Business and employment
- Community services, culture and leisure
Key assessment documents
In addition, we have compiled the following key evidence documents in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.
- Important Green Spaces
- Important Public Views
- Character Areas Assessment
- Boughton Lees Village Envelope
- Design – Basic Principles & Guidelines