West Wickham and Streetly End

Neighbourhood Plan – Character Assessment

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).

West Wickham 2018 Character Assessment