An overarching Vision for the Neighbourhood Plan will be developed though research and consultation with local residents.

This could be one statement or a series of statements.

The Vision will lead to a set of Objectives from which a set of Planning Policies will, in turn, emerge.

The following draft Vision and Objectives were based on feedback from our community consultation in September 2015. The wording will be reviewed and refined in light of the response to the Neighbourhood Plan survey and will be kept under review up to and including the official 6 week Pre-submission Consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Let us know your views on the draft Vision and Objectives using the Comment box below or send us an email.

A draft for discussion

Our vision is…

A creative group of mixed communities fostering wellbeing, safety and opportunities for all ages through sustainable future use of land and development whilst preserving the proportions and strengths of settlement patterns and landscapes, and seeking the careful interweaving of existing, historic and new elements.

Draft objectives:

  • To preserve the rural character of our parish by preventing urban sprawl.
  • To meet local housing need without overburdening our local infrastructure, including roads.
  • To support high quality design and innovation in all forms of development which will contribute to the safety and well-being of all residents.
  • To ensure that future development at Eureka Park is sustainable, of high quality built design and maintains the parkland setting to successfully interweave business and residential development.
  • To conserve and enhance the rural and historic environment, and preserve our important green spaces.
  • To promote healthy living by making the most of our countryside and to encourage social interaction between different members of the community through access to community facilities for all ages.
  • To work with Kent County Council Highways to improve road safety and ease traffic congestion.
  • To provide all residents with access to high quality, cost effective superfast broadband in excess of 25Mbps.
  • To support existing local business development in our parish including support for start-up businesses.


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4 thoughts on “Vision & Objectives

  • February 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    The objectives seem good to me. Think you have it all covered.

    • February 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you for your feedback Jane. We’re pleased to know that you think we’re on the right lines!

  • February 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for your most informed and helpful Newsletter No 6, which was most professionally produced. So much time and effort has clearly gone in to producing this information and the structure upon which it is based. Most impressive, thank you.

    • February 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you for your feedback Derek. We’re pleased to know that you think we’re doing a good job. Going forward, there will be new developments happening nearly every month so please keep an eye on our progress.


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