The Government is encouraging town and parish councils to set out Neighbourhood Development Plans that demonstrate how communities would like to improve the villages and their surroundings in the future. It will also help provide some protection to Eaton Bray when it comes to unwanted over-development and support the need for infrastructure improvements.
The current plan is the outcome of three years of research and consultation. Thank you to the steering group, our professional advisor and to all those who have taken part in previous consultations.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan? Put simply, it is a document that describes the desired plans for a village over a 20 year period and contains the areas that village residents feel are important and specifies what the majority wants. It covers topics such as housing and development, amenities, environmental protection, transport and highways, to name but a few.
Once a majority support the plan in a referendum vote, it must be adopted by the local authority as part of the policies and guidance that they use in determining planning applications.
For the final documents, please see
The Referendum on the Adoption of the Plan was held on 3rd October 2019
The result of the referendum was that 91% voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan
The following articles have previously been published in Focus Magazine regarding the Eaton Bray Neighbourhood Plan.
The Eaton Bray Parish Council Clerk can be contacted in the following ways.
The Consultation Period is now over.
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Further information can be found on the Eaton Bray Parish Council pages.