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The Parish of Wembury Neighbourhood Plan This site contains a wealth of information concerning the creation of our neighbourhood plan and about neighbourhood plans in general. It is important to understand that The Parish of Wembury in this case refers to a civil administrative area and not a church territory. The Parish Council is quite independent from the church and the Parochial Church Council. We are not in competition it is just a convenience that the church and the civil areas are the same. A neighbourhood plan will enable you the community itself to set policies that will affect how development will take place over the next 15 to 20 years and beyond. This is a community initiative and is not run by the government. If you don't get involved, local government will make the decisions for you and it may not be what you want...
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The Parish of Wembury is located in South West Devon in England. It is a rural community of approximately 2700 inhabitants.
The Community Survey will be on its way soon
It is very important that the neighbourhood plan represents the desires or wishes of the community (parish). To get your views, in a month or so we will be sending out a Community Survey which covers many aspects of your life in Wembury today and how you want to see Wembury develop over the next 15-20 years. We need your help to deliver this survey and to get the results back for analysis - please help - contact us
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Wembury says yes to NP
The Parish of Wembury votes for a neighbourhood plan
Following two packed meetings, the residents of Wembury Parish voted overwhelmingly in favour of a neighbourhood plan.
Housing Needs Assessment
If you live in the Parish of Wembury you would have received a Housing Needs Assessment form. The responses have now been compiled into a final report which will help determine the need for Affordable Housing in line with the government’s objectives. The results of this survey will perform two functions: 1- It will help Devon housing teams to find out the requirements for Affordable Housing in our parish (area). 2- The data, not the details, will become evidence to support the content of “The Parish of Wembury Neighbourhood Plan” This survey has been funded by Awards for All which is part of the Lottery Fund The final report can be read here
Coming soon - Community Days
A Community Day is an opportunity for everyone to come along to an event and share their visions, wishes and aspirations for our community. To put forward ideas as to how it will develop over the next fifteen to twenty years or so. An opportunity to have your say and to put your ideas on paper alongside the rest of our community. It is intended that there will be two Community Days - one in Down Thomas and one in Wembury. See what a Community / Vision day looks like here: East Shoreditch Vision Day (click to view)
Does the number of new houses built matter?
Number of houses - A question has been raised:
"How many houses will South Hams impose on us?"
Right now, numbers of houses or developments are not vitally important as we need to address many other aspects before these numbers are considered.
Consultant Selected The Steering Group has selected Devon Communities Together to carry out some preliminary consultancy to help us move forward. Devon Communities Together is an independent charity engaged in a wide range of projects and services that support a vision of dynamic Devon communities shaping their own futures.
New Vigour After a short break at the end of 2017, the steering group has returned in 2018 with renewed vigour.
New Documents, Notes and Example Plans
Many new documents have been added to the "Library Links & Documents Page"
Steering Group Announced
The Steering Group has been announced and informed, see more information by clicking on the "Steering Group" tab at the bottom of the page.
These featured web sites provide a range of useful information
South Hams District Council
This is the page on the South Hams District Council dedicated to Neighbourhood Plans (click on the logo above)
In the right-hand column you will find links to many documents
My Community - a helpful web site
This organisation provides an extensive resource and examples to assist the creation of Neighbourhood Plans (click on the logo above)
See what others have done - see Stories
Campaign to Preserve Rural England
The CPRE web site provides a wealth of information on a whole load of planning matters together with extensive information on neighbourhood planning, including:
- What is neighbourhood planning
- General principles of neighbourhood plans
- All of the steps to produce a neighbourhood plan
Click on the image above or here to go to their site.