Please protect village character and rural nature
Any development should be sympathetic to the general nature of our small village
These are comments made by residents during Neighbourhood Plan consultations but what exactly do people mean by ‘character’ and ‘rural nature’? Particularly as understanding the local character is crucial to the conservation or enhancement of the specific qualities of the village and can ensure that any development proposals are appropriate and of a design which respects and compliments its nature. With this in mind the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has produced a Character Assessment of the village to be used to inform the Neighbourhood Plan (and subsequently the Parish Council and planning authorities during any planning process).